I NEED MORE ADVICE ON HISTOPLASMOSIS!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lilywater101, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, I read the article about the disease on histoplasmosis, and i was wondering if it was enough protection with goggles and a face mask or can i still get the disease even if i protect myself. Also my chickens are free-range chickens and well thay poop EVERTWHERE:rolleyes:except on the porch of my house we definetly try to get them to stay away from the house perimeter. But anyways like i was saying can we get the disease from their poop being everywhere even if we do not stir it??. Also would it be wise to stay at home on a windy day and not go outside??[​IMG](Sorry for the overload of questions I just want to protect myself also will the goggles be enough protection for my eyes?) I would appreciate it a TON if i got some anwsers please![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Wearing a mask to clean your coop is a reasonable precaution. I've never done it, but it makes sense. Of course, use good handwashing as you would in any bacteria laden environment(like the mall).Beyond that, I don't think you really need to worry unless you have an illness or compromised immune system. Pretty much just relax and enjoy your birds. Welcome to BYC. It's a great place to hang out.
     
  3. grandads

    grandads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you do need to worry!!!!!!!!!! My brother-in got this and became very ill. He was very healthy. always use a mask.
     
  4. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I your brother-in-law okay???[​IMG] Did your brother in law get rid of his chickens? After hearing how dangerous this disease is I do not know if I should keep chickens anymore.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I wear a mask when I clean my coop most of the time, but I've been around chickens my whole life (almost 56 years) and haven't ever had a problem.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:You are getting waaaaay to stressed about this!! Relax and enjoy your chickens.
     
  7. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I guess I should just relax.[​IMG](my husband told me the same thing)
     

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