Campylobacter! Be mindful!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JAG81, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. JAG81

    JAG81 New Egg

    Oct 27, 2013
    Mesa, AZ
    My son just left the ER this week and tested positive for Campylobacter.
    How he most likely contracted this was two days prior (perfect incubation time) he was playing in the chicken coop (he is 5) and I found an upside down frisbee full of chicken feed - and poop. Almost every bird can carry this and contact with Cat, cow, dog, and bird fecal matter was more than likely how he contracted it.
    My chickens are going to find a new home but for others, me mindful.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
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  3. Kyzmette

    Kyzmette Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2013
    I got it, but it wasn't from chickens. I went to a cookout the day before my symptoms showed up. You can get it from beef or other contaminated food.

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