People And Chicken Diseases

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Duppydo, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Duppydo

    Duppydo Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 13, 2008
    Not sure if i'm posting this in the right place...At Easter dinner this evening my brother was telling me about an eye disease humans can get from parasites, from chickens...
    Does anyone know anything about this...? I work at a chicke farm part time with a few thousand laying hens and meat birds. I wear a respirator
    which really helps alot, because it can get kind funky in the winter with the coops closed up..
    Do i need to be concerned about my eyes...? thanks....
  2. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2009
    Southern Middle TN
    I believe he's referring to hystoplasmosis. I don't know a lot about it. I do know that it can cause blindness--a dear friend's husband lost sight in one eye due to the illness. If you're taking preventative measures such as the respirator and are practicing good hygiene (hand washing and such) you're probably going to be safe.
  3. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

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    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

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