Pet Bird kills Man and Sickens Daughter

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MayberrySaint, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

    Mar 7, 2007
    Mount Airy, NC
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    All of our birds are tested/vaccinated for Clamydia...
    I work at Petco...though...
    The Petsmart near me hasn't been selling any hookbills because of this...your soft beaks: doves and finches are okay.
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Man, that's one severe illness (Wikipedia describes the human symptoms). I can't imagine dying from it though. I'll never understand why people who are that ill don't go to a doctor. The E.R. cannot turn you away. Nevertheless, PetSmart deserves a peck on the head!
  4. Lea71

    Lea71 Songster

    There are actually a number of diseases that a human can acquire from birds. I'm a respiratory therapist and one of the first few questions asked by a physician when a patient is critically ill with unknown etiologies and on a ventilator is have they been exposed to any birds recently. You just never know...... [​IMG]

    I wear a mask when cleaning the coop....just a tip.

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