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Parrot Fever

Parrot Fever:

Parrot fever, also known as psittacosis, is a respiratory bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci.

  • The infection primarily affects birds, such as parrots, pigeons, and poultry, but can be transmitted to humans through inhaling particles from bird feathers or droppings.
  • Symptoms include fever, headache, chills, muscle pains, coughing, difficulty breathing, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Treatment involves antibiotics, such as doxycycline or tetracycline, along with supportive care and symptomatic relief.
  • Prevention includes proper hygiene practices, such as handwashing and avoiding close contact with sick birds.