Risk Factors for Psittacosis


About risk factors: Risk factors for Psittacosis are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Psittacosis makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Psittacosis. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Psittacosis. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Psittacosis in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Bird owners, pet shop employees, and veterinarians. Outbreaks of psittacosis in poultry processing plants have been reported.1

1. excerpt from Psittacosis: DBMD

Last revision: April 3, 2003

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