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Ornithosis

Description Chlamysia psittavi, which is a virus-like organism in pigeons, parakeets, farm poultry or waterfowl
Location Anywhere birds are present
Cause Infectious respiratory disease by inhaling dried bird secretions
Symptoms Mild pneumonia or flu like symptoms that can rapidly become fatal
Treatment Seek medical attention from a physician
Prevention Wear a face mask or respirator if working in a dry dusty area where bird droppings are present
Spray work areas with water and disinfectants to minimize the potential for airborne particles.
Other Facts Less than 1% of the cases have been reported in the United States
Although birds can carry the disease, they have adapted to it


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