Experts [RES] say that the virus cannot survive in egg whites or yolks, so eggs from chickens with Marek’s disease are safe for consumption.
However, while the eggs themselves may be safe to eat, it is still essential to take precautions when handling them as they could have been exposed to bacteria during production or in transport which could be harmful if ingested.
Can Humans Get Marek’s Disease From Chickens?
The answer is no – Marek’s disease cannot be transmitted to humans.
Marek’s disease is very specific to the avian species. So, it’s not a problem that you will get Marek’s disease from your chicken if you eat the eggs.
However, it’s still important for anyone who works with poultry to practice good hygiene and safety protocols when dealing with them.
While Marek’s disease does not pose any risk of transmission from birds to humans, there are other avian diseases that can be contagious between species.