Worms passed to humans in the eggs??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LocoPollo, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone told me recently that if a chicken has worms, they will pass to humans as we eat thier eggs. Is that true?
     
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be much more concerned about your household dog playing with your baby or toddler...or licking your hand, and then you wiping your lips within a few minutes;) Most people have no idea what you can get from household pets.
     
  3. Melilem

    Melilem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ? I have heard of worms getting into eggs on rare occasions... but its pretty gross looking and obvious since the worms are white and long. Even so, cooking the egg would kill it. Ewww.
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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  5. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea totally ewww! I have never seen it but the thought just grosses me out lol! that is why I am asking lol. now I want to put the birds in hermetically sealed rooms alone so that they are absolutely germ free! (JK) Usually I am the last person to worry about germs, etc. but that thought just grosses me out!
     
  6. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * From what I've read on parasitology, something like 84% of Americans already have G.I. parasites of various kinds-- Roundworms, mostly.
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I believe the answer to the OP is no.

    If you were to ingest an raw egg with a worm in it, if the worm was still alive I suppose it is possible.

    But why would anyone eat a raw egg with a live worm in it? Unless they want worms. [​IMG]
     
  8. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Okay so now I'm grossed out!! Ewwwww!!! So how does a human go about getting rid of round worms?
     
  9. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If a human is concerned about having GI parasites, I would recommend they talk to their GP...
     
  10. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This reminds me of something even "Ewwwier" I think. My son was telling about the "Guinea Worm" that 3rd world countries have in the water. And they showed a young boy who had one coming out of his leg and they were pulling on it while someone else was running their hands down the boys leg trying to squeeze this huge worm down and out of the hole. Sorry, off topic........ [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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