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- To: "bird (E-mail)" <email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: Hand-feeding
- From: "Armstrong, Craig" <CraigArmstrong@PerformanceInc.com>
- Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 13:45:20 -0500
- Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org
>While I don't mean to dampen any enthusiasm, let me make just a quick
>observation on hand-feeding. Please observe "universal precautions" when
>hand-feeding - wash your hands with soap before and after hand-feeding wild
>birds. Most avian diseases cannot "jump species" (are not zoonotic) and
>cannot be commmunicated to humans. Most human diseases cannot "jump
>species" and cannot be communicated to birds. However, there are a few
>diseases that can be communicated between species and spending just a
>washing your hands is a sensible precaution - for you and the birds.
I completely agree and thank you very much for that idea. Don't think I
ever gave that concious thought before but I surely will in the future.
Thanks again, take care.
Chapel Hill NC