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

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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