Polly can make you sick: Pet bird-associated diseases

  title={Polly can make you sick: Pet bird-associated diseases},
  author={Keels S. Jorn and Kristine M. Thompson and Jan M Larson and Janis E. Blair},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine},
  pages={235 - 243}
Pet birds can harbor diseases that can be transmitted to their owners. This review describes the presentation, evaluation, and basic treatment of infectious syndromes caused by these bacterial, viral, protozoal, fungal, and parasitic zoonoses. Bird owners are at risk of a number of bacterial, protozoal, fungal, viral, and parasitic zoonoses. We review the presentation, evaluation, and basic treatment of these diseases. 

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