Chicken diseases transfered to humans?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by holachicka, May 13, 2010.

  1. holachicka

    holachicka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my neighbor was over the otherday, admiring the progress on our coop when he mentioned that there are a few diseases that people can catch from chickens. He said that his mom caught something that effects her immune system... Anyone know about this? [​IMG] Just curious!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Very, very few diseases are communicable from avian species to humans.

    IF she caught something from the chickens, it is MOST likely to be a common bacteria, like E Coli or Salmonella.

    Lesson to be learned: don't eat chicken poop.
     
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here you go:

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps019

    As you can see, the risk to humans from keeping chickens is quite low, and not any riskier than keeping a common budgie parakeet.
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    And what did the article reccomend? Hmmmm?

    Don't eat the chicken poop.
     

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