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A 28-year-old female asked:

can i get sick if i touched a bird i found in my backyard? was ok but 15 min later not moved i touched again and i was dead. didnt have gloves

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No, no worries: It is not likely that youc an catch anything that quickly. So you can forget about it and do not worry about anything. There is hardly any illness which humans can catch from a dead bird, unless you have a prolonged contact like you can breath gems in for a long time.
Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not likely : Casual contact with a fresh dead bird without scratching your skin or blood contact makes likelihood of infection low.

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