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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Passing germs back and forth

This is a very interesting article in the New York Times about passing the MRSA (staph infection) between humans and pets. Birds are included. They stress the importance of washing hands.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/he...r=1&ref=health
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From what I understand of it, Conjunctivitis was the main thing humans can transfer to birds and vice-versa. I don't know how you would really prevent spreading MRSA to a bird... it's on your skin all the time It only causes a problem if there is too much



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Thats scary.....

**takes a shower 10x with abrasive soap**
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interesting article. I always have non-scented hand sanitizer on hand and insist people use it if they handle my flock

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**takes a shower 10x with abrasive soap**
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thats really interesting
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