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I took no precautions and heavily handled, with bare hands, a dead bird I found. I realize this was stupid. I've washed my hands a lot... but should I worry? and what else can I do to be safe after the fact?

Handling them is bad but breathing spores isn't a good idea either.  Advice would be to stay away, not merely "No touch".  Local health dept may use them as indicator so calling them is good.  I believe they'll remove it.

After-the-fact is too late.  No symptoms though - so no worry unless they develop.  If they do, see a doctor.  If you have a check-up or other reason to visit, mention the possible exposure just to get it off your mind.

My 2 cents.  

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