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Histoplasmosis !!! Please read !!! Important for all !!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken Woman, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    3M 8000 is pretty cheap and meets the standard: .3 micron (histo ~2 micron). If you aren't sporting a beard it would work fine.


    Avoiding the dust (breathing any concentrated amounts of particulates) is definitely the most useful purpose of face masks.

    If decreasing the chances of disease transmission is the primary goal, and you are thinking like an actuary, then I'd suggest wearing your masks to Wal Mart, in the airport, and to school (much higher exposure to disease vectors than elsewhere).
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE WARNINGS . I HAVE COPD ( Chronic Obstruction Pulinary Disease ) and I sure don't need anything like this added to it .
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
  4. BethinIrving

    BethinIrving Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2008
    Regarding the question about histo and eyes, I want to relate how important it is to protect your eyes.

    We sometimes forget that the eye can "catch" germs sometimes faster than our skin can. This is why eye protection is worn in labs. You don't want dust or splash to get in your eyes. There have been lab workers who died from a splash of "stuff" thrown by monkeys, that splashed in the worker's eyes. The germ spread rapidly through the worker's body via the eye.

    Eyes are important for more reasons than one.

    And watch those splashes!
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

  7. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You know, while I was reading this I was thinking about the eyes as a highway for any virus, bacteria and general goop. A lot of times the simple but frustrating common cold is passed from door knob to eye and then its off to make us extremely miserable.
    Yes, we can pick up more out of any store, especially in the winter! Wash those hands, if you or your kids are sick, try to stay home. This has been a very interesting article!!
  8. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    Oh dear, I was cleaning out a REALLY dusty chicken coop about a month ago. I had a mask on, but couldn't breathe very well with it -- had my glasses fogging up, etc., so I just took the mask off and breathed the dust, knowing it wasn't a very good idea.
    BUT I didnt' get sick! I guess I'm just lucky.
    I've also gardened for years without gloves and cleaned a lot of horse stalls -- does the fungus grow on horse manure?
  9. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    E. Tx.
    Morning all

    Hey, does anybody have any pictures of a "bubbly" eye on a CRD bird????

    We have fowl pox. Mostly dry, I believe some wet...

    and then there are a couple that have what seems to be a cold. Their nose is running, and their eye (usually only one) is crusty.

    The couple I have quarentined, they bubble...and I freaked and culled.

    So, Sat, I culled the bird I had been babying for 3 days. and also culled one that was "gasping"...

    Now I have one in the cage and I saw a bubble come out of her eye...could this just be from the runny nose???

    I have one more out in the coop starting to gasp.

    Should I just cull (before I go to work) or let the one in the coop ride till this evening???

    I am getting tired of culling...and mostly loosing my birds...this is gertting old...one or two every couple days...

    It seems to be only the cornish X Rocks...the barred rocks are all fine, just a tad of dry pox...


  10. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007

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