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Can i get bird flu from cleaning bird bath?

Can i get bird flu from cleaning bird bath?

In California : The highly pathogenic h5n1 avian influenza virus is not found in california or anywhere in the usa. In birds, however, influenza is a gastrointestinal infection so bird baths could be contaminated with some bird flu of some sort. ...Read more

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Can cleaning a backyard bird bath give me bird flu?

Can cleaning a backyard bird bath give me bird flu?

No: Since there is no outbreak of bird flu in the United States, cleaning a bird bath will give a person many happy birds, but no bird flu. In the asian countries where there is some bird flu, one can catch the disease from infected birds, such as when one cleans chicken coops and raises chickens. ...Read more

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If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

No: Black walnut worm is not a treatment for babesia (a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells, carried by ticks) ...Read more

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How is bird flu spread?

How is bird flu spread?

Like other flu: Bird flu is usually acquired through close contact with birds and breathing their respiratory secretions. It usually does not spread from person to person, thank god! ...Read more

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How does bird flu affect humans?

How does bird flu affect humans?

Same as any flu: The symptoms of influenza are similar among all strains. Fever, cough, muscle aches, headache and malaise are typical. So-called bird flu can be more virulent and lead to respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Is the avian bird flu a foodborne illness via chickens?

Is the avian bird flu a foodborne illness via chickens?

Not really: Bird flu is transmitted after contact with infected surfaces - so, if one has contact with infected surfaces then bird flu can be contracted. Having said that - bird flu is exceedingly rare (and hasn't been documented in the western hemisphere at all) and thus you are much more likely to get salmonella or campylobacter (usually causing food poisoning/diarrhea) from uncooked chicken more than flu. ...Read more

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Can keeping parrots cause farmer's lung? Not bird fancier's lung, but farmer's lung? I'm not a farmer, own parrots, tested positive for farmers lung!

Can keeping parrots cause farmer's lung? Not bird fancier's lung, but farmer's lung? I'm not a farmer, own parrots, tested positive for farmers lung!

Min. Exposure: Farmers lung refers to an immune reaction in which inhaled allergens such as spores form complexes and cause inflammation in the lung. This type of reaction may also occur with other proteins such as that associated with parrots. Since you already are being diagnosed and treated for lung inflammation, it is best to try to avoid high exposure to the parrot eg cleaning cages. ...Read more

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Does lime juice kill candida?

Does lime juice kill candida?

Minimal: Lime juice is acidic and candida prefers an alkaline environment. You could develop a poultice of lime juice to place over a candida infested area and it might attenuate the fungus. But there are a lot of better products for this purpose. ...Read more

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Drank homemade fruit drink w kale, pineapple , strawberry, banana & tbsp of flax seed now having fast heart beat and sensitivity to light?

Drank homemade fruit drink w kale, pineapple , strawberry, banana & tbsp of flax seed now having fast heart beat and sensitivity to light?

not related: It's hard to imagine how that could be related. If your hr is >120 at rest, proceed immediately to an er to get an ekg. Sensitivity to light can be due to many causes including eye issues. Do you have a headache? (suggesting migraine?). ...Read more

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What spider leaves a bite that looks like ringworm ???

What spider leaves a bite that looks like ringworm ???

Probably none: If it looks like ringworm it is probably ringworm and not a spider bite. Have your doctor look at it to see what could be going on. ...Read more

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What is bird flu vaccine?

What is bird flu vaccine?

Bird Flu Vaccine: Vaccine to protect against avian influenza (bird flu) also known as strain h5n1. This is different from the annual flu shot and the recent swine flu vaccine h1n1. The vaccine is kept in stockpiles for use in the event of an outbreak. Currently it is not a routine vaccine since avian flu rarely infects humans. People who work with poultry are most likely to be infected. ...Read more

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Can you get bird flu from chicken eggs?

No: Unless you're collecting them from a chicken pen where the disease is epidemic. You really don't need to worry about bird flu unless you're in areas where it is active and known to be contagious. ...Read more

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What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.

Honey and Tea: If you have honey at home, you might want to try mixing honey and fresh lemon juice in some warm water and sip. Alcohol should be avoided since it is dehydrating. While there is certainly nothing wrong with chamomile tea, peppermint or licorice tea may be more comforting. Apple cider vinegar may well be irritate the throat unless diluted significantly. ...Read more

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Can rum mixed with black tea cure a cough?

Can rum mixed with black tea cure a cough?

No...: A cough can only be treated once the etiology of the cough is known. See your doctor so that your cough can be diagnosed and the correct, effective treatment rendered. Treating a cough yourself can be harmful and serious disease may not be diagnosed unless you see your doctor! ...Read more

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