Causes of Psittacosis


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Cause of Psittacosis: Infection is acquired by inhaling dried secretions from infected birds.1

Although all birds are susceptible, pet birds (parrots, parakeets, macaws, and cockatiels) and poultry (turkeys and ducks) are most frequently involved in transmission to humans.1

Related information for causes of Psittacosis: Further relevant information on causes of Psittacosis may be found in the risk factors for Psittacosis and underlying causes of Psittacosis.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Psittacosis: DBMD

Last revision: April 3, 2003

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