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can my gliders get sick from me?
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Sep 02 2011
11:07:17 PM
So my right lymph node is swollen and I have an ear infection and they think it might be mono could my glider get mono or anything else from me? Can I still have play time? I was really tired and didn't feel like playing but those little faces staring at you are just to cute to ignore.
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Sep 02 2011
11:15:06 PM
prettyinpink5808 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit prettyinpink5808's Photo Album CT, USA 1223 Posts
I dont think there are many illnesses (if any) that can be passed from human to animals but of course there are diseases that can be spread from animal to human. So id say you can take them out as normal, i dont think its a problem
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Sep 02 2011
11:22:19 PM
dragonflycatcher Face Hugger Visit dragonflycatcher's Photo Album FL, USA 723 Posts
The only things you have to worry about are those that spread by contact. When I had pink eye I skipped a night to make sure the meds had it clearing up before. I chanced them getting it. I think I remember mono is spread by wet contact so don't lick your gliders and you should be fine.
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Sep 02 2011
11:31:50 PM
LuuLuu Face Hugger GliderMap Visit LuuLuu's Photo Album USA 970 Posts
I've heard of bronchitis spreading to a glider
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Sep 03 2011
08:27:06 AM
filly47 Goofy Gorillatoes Gliderpedia Editor Visit filly47's Photo Album USA 2330 Posts
Actually a lot of illnesses can be spread from human to animal and animal to human, and they don't always become the same thing when they are spread. Say for instance we have a cold. It might not be deadly to us, but when transferred to a primate or a bird it can be lethal. Or there is a strain of herpes that monkeys can get which is fine for them, but are incredibly dangerous for humans. It is the same virus, but presents itself in different ways in different species. I don't know the affects of our illnesses on sugar gliders, but I would say to stay away from them when you are sick for a few days. Why chance it? Especially with something as big as mono. Make sure you wash your hands well when preparing food and before handling them. Those are just my suggestions.
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Sep 03 2011
09:36:20 AM
prettyinpink5808 Fuzzy Wuzzy GliderMap Visit prettyinpink5808's Photo Album CT, USA 1223 Posts
monkeys are a bit different because they are so similar to us. I think a monkey's hepatitis B is not deadly to them, but it is deadly to us. And our hepatitis A is not deadly to us, but is very deadly to primates. I feel like Mono is a very human illness and i dont think it can be spread to the gliders. like previously stated wash your hands before handling them etc. But yes, don't take the chance if you're worried
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Sep 03 2011
10:33:09 AM
jjmurph Face Hugger GliderMap Visit jjmurph's Photo Album USA 836 Posts
thanks for the advice everyone I will definitely wash my hands before preparing their food and no I wont lick them lol maybe I'll just get them out for a few minutes after I put the food in but not very long?
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Sep 04 2011
07:32:32 AM
Anonymous - 4 Posts
Normally anything "viral" cannot be spread from human to animal. But "bacterial" is a totally different story. Anything bacterial CAN be spread to our furry friends, so please take the proper precautions around them.

I once gave Tosca bronchitis and the poor little thing had to go on antibiotics just like I did.
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Sep 04 2011
07:37:40 AM
Rita Glider Sprinkles GliderMap Gliderpedia Editor Visit Rita's Photo Album Rita's Journal MO, USA 12214 Posts
Sorry...that was me that posted annonymously above. Didnt realize I clicked it..sorry
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Sep 04 2011
09:55:41 AM
Asholi Starting Member USA 2 Posts
Mono is a virus. As someone said previous, viruses rarely transmit to other species. When they do spread to other species this happens over many years and lots of mutations. They tend to get nastier (like the swine flu and SARS) but this again you shouldn't have to worry about. I would take regular precautions such as washing your hands. If it is mono, you could be sick for an extended period of time such as a few weeks to months and I would hate for you to deprive your pets your attention for the whole time.
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Sep 04 2011
01:55:49 PM
jjmurph Face Hugger GliderMap Visit jjmurph's Photo Album USA 836 Posts
well they still dont know what it but i dont have strep throat which is bacterial so thats good
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Sep 04 2011
01:58:33 PM
BlackDrappa Fuzzy Wuzzy Visit BlackDrappa's Photo Album BlackDrappa's Journal NY, USA 1876 Posts
Yes and after 24 hrs on the antibiotics you aren't contagious anymore.
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