The Perils of…Bird Poop?

A young woman in Fredericton is singing on the street to call attention to the disease that made her blind. Photo Credit: DerekL via Flickr.

Young Woman Warns of the Danger of Being Exposed to Bird Feces
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31 comments

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Chris, for Sharing this!

Bonnie Boduk
Bonnie Boduk3 years ago

Shit happens.

Mary L.
Mary L.4 years ago

Thanks

Jane R.
Jane R.4 years ago

Sounds scary, but as the Dr. stated they only see one or two cases a year. I'm not worried about it.

A N M.
anne M.4 years ago

Are there really more blind people in Venice, Italy, the city where pigeons ride around on the shoulders of tourists, than anywhere else? I doubt it. This blindness could have been caused by chemo for all we know. Frankly, I'm tired of people sounding all these questionable alarms against animals. I bet more people are killed by fellow humans every year than by animals. In fact, I bet more humans kill animals than the other way around. Think about all the terror and distress that's caused by war-mongering humans among the wild life in the areas these stupid soldiers attack. How many animals were killed or maimed by the two nuclear bombs the US dropped on Japan? What about the effect of America's DU munitions on the wild and domestic animals in the areas the US military uses them? And this woman wants to complain about pigeons?

A N M.
anne M.4 years ago

Are there really more blind people in Venice, Italy, the city where pigeons ride around on the shoulders of tourists, than anywhere else? I doubt it. This blindness could have been caused by chemo for all we know. Frankly, I'm tired of people sounding all these questionable alarms against animals. I bet more people are killed by fellow humans every year than by animals. In fact, I bet more humans kill animals than the other way around. Think about all the terror and distress that's caused by war-mongering humans among the wild life in the areas these stupid soldiers attack. How many animals were killed or maimed by the two nuclear bombs the US dropped on Japan? What about the effect of America's DU munitions on the wild and domestic animals in the areas the US military uses them? And this woman wants to complain about pigeons?

Sije Dijkstra
Past Member 4 years ago

thanks

Cindy B.
Cindy Black4 years ago

Interesting... but I agree with the rest of you. Here's another RARE malady (just like the toxoplasma gondii thing with cats). But when it's written about, many people come away with just the most salient points: Cat (or pigeon): Dangerous. Scary! To be avoided. Of course the, ah, less-than-intelligent among us are the most likely to make these conclusions, and they're also the most likely to abuse animals. NOT good.

I do feel very sorry for the girl, though. She certainly couldn't have known and didn't deserve what she got.

Anyway, we should all be careful if we're cleaning up pigeon poop -- especially with a weakened immune system.

Barbara Charis
Barbara Charis4 years ago

Doctors aren't infallible. They don't have all the answers. I wouldn't start ridding the planet of birds or putting a scare into people, when it could have been the chemo...as Gloria H brought up.

Kathleen Cazander

darn...no playback allowed.