It is best not to handle live or dead wild birds. If you
can't avoid handling a wild bird, wear protective gloves. Avoid contact with blood, body fluids, and feces
from the bird. After you handle the bird, be sure to wash your hands with soap
and warm water. You can follow the steps in
Handling a Dead Bird.
Follow these guidelines
for handling game meat:
July 10, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.