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Is chicken lice contagious to people?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smalltownchicks, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. smalltownchicks

    smalltownchicks Seven Silly Hens

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    :sickJust checking to see if it's the same.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No.
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope, chicken (and wild bird) lice are a different species than the ones that use humans as a host. [​IMG]
     
  4. smalltownchicks

    smalltownchicks Seven Silly Hens

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    Thank Goodness!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. ILOVELEGHORNS

    ILOVELEGHORNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Human lice can only infect humans, chicken lice can only infect chickens, cat lice can only infect cats, dog lice can only infect dogs, and so on with each warm blooded species. However, it doesnt mean that any of the other species specific lice cant bite you. They just cant live on and off of you
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011

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