varicella / chicken pox question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by williamsl77, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know if the human form of chicken pox (varicella) is contagious to chickens? I know chickens get a form of pox, but don't know if they are related at all? (My kid has chicken pox/varicella).
     
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    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright... just googled it and it looks like fowl pox in birds is a different virus from chicken pox in people. 8)
     

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