Dave should have been advised to:
- Keep the chicken isolated
- Wear gloves when handling the chicken or cleaning up any faeces, bodily
fluids or the cage/box in which the chicken is being kept/transported.
gloves cannot be used, Dave and his family should at least maintain some
form hand hygiene – washing their hands thoroughly with soap and water,
avoiding recontaminating their hands when turning off the tap. Further
information on hand hygiene can be accessed here.
- Prevent the children from handling and playing with the sick chicken
Advising Dave to give the chicken some paracetamol or cooling her with a
are both inappropriate responses.