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Discussion on Avian Chlamydia psittaci

Avian Chlamydia psittaci Bird Health Parrot disease

Discussion on Avian Chlamydia psittaci

Avian Chlamydia psittaci also known as “parrot disease” is caused by a bacteria that often manifests as severe pneumonia and other serious health problems in humans. This obligate intracellular bacteria can be transmitted from birds to humans. Often signs in humans is subclinical or brief and often is self-limiting influenza-like illness to potential multi-organ failure, however with appropriate antibiotic therapy the infection is rarely fatal.

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