|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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