Marek's Disease transferable to humans?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SouthernBYChickens, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. SouthernBYChickens

    SouthernBYChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious. Does anyone know if there are any dangers to humans from handling a chicken with Marek's and would it be dangerous for humans to eat eggs that come from a hen that carries Marek's? Thanks!
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never read that Marek's is transferable to humans. In fact, I have read that it is not transferable to various other species of birds like parrots.
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    It's not transferable. It's chicken-specific. Does not affect the chicken's eggs or meat, except for skin tumors which may be unslightly.
     

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