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Can strepp throat be transmitted from humans to chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rooster-red, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Can strepp throat be transmitted from humans to chickens?
     
  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I dont know for sure, but my doctor told my mom when I was a kid it was because it was in the dirt from the animals. When I didnt wash my hands I picked it up. I had strep throat so many time when I was young. I dont get it anymore. Maybe its because I was my hands a lot lol.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    It's going around in my sons school.
    He's got a sore throat, but not strep as of yet.
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Staphlococcus is found in the dirt and that's what causes Bumblefoot and MRSA, and food poisoning.
    Streptococcus is more found in meningitis, pneumonia, and flesh eating bacteria. It's found in the mouth, skin, throat and intestines of us humans.
    so to answer the question, not really.
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Doubt it, the susceptibility of various types of animals varies to different strains of bacteria. Not all step is bred the same and some help you out by pushing off the ones that can put you out for a week, while some will give you a mild cough and never be diagnosed as strep.

    You will never get the same exact bacteria twice, but it can mutate and you can get it again.
     

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