if a chicken has a disease/avian flu /madreks could this infect humans

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BAkyARDchiks, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. BAkyARDchiks

    BAkyARDchiks In the Brooder

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    my chickens are sick and i want to know so i can keep them or not thank you
     
  2. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    No easy answer to this one. Most chicken diseases do not infect other species (humans), but there are a few that do. You need a professional diagnosis of the disease and the advice of that professional on whether or not it poses a health risk for humans. BYC is not an appropriate source for that kind of information, IMHO. Sorry.
     
  3. adbayer

    adbayer In the Brooder

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    i second that!
     

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