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Old 03-27-2019, 06:15 AM
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Strep and birds?

I know that dogs can catch and carry strep...I also know that there are a billion different strains. Here is my issue:

My throat is sore and I do not know if I have some type of strep or not, but my bird was exposed to my germs (in all likelihood) before I even was showing symptoms. I don't let her eat after me, but she has this compulsion to preen my eye lashes...so, that's pretty up-close and personal.

IF this is strep (one of the varieties that typically causes sore throats in humans---NOT MRSA or something crazy), can she catch it?

There seems to be a lot of very conflicting information online, so I am looking for a response from someone who has actually discussed this with their avian vet....I know, "better safe than sorry"...BUT I genuinely want to know if I need to worry about her possible exposure...
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