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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jeepchick, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. jeepchick

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    Are there any of these chicken diseases or illnesses that can be passed on to humans? If so which ones and how are they transmitted? Also are there any diseases I should be concerned about when buying hatching eggs? Are there any diseases that can pass from parent to chick through egg transmission?
     

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Eggs can carry salmonella and so can chicks. There are dander pnuemonia's that you can get from breathing in too much bird dust, although rare. And there are TONS of diseases that the parent birds can transmit to the chick via the egg. Too many to put down here. [​IMG]
     
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    Psittacosis – also known as Chlamydiosis
    Samonellosis
    Campylobacteriosis
    Collibacilosis
    Newcastle disease
    Allergic alveolitis – also known as bird breeder’s lung
    Mycobacteriosis (Avian TB)
    H5N1 - Avian Influenza
    Coccidioidomycosis
    Cryptococcosis
    Aspergillosis
    Histoplasmosis
    Blastomycosis

    I'm sure there are more...
     

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