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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:
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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