Psittacosis associated with pet bird ownership: a concern for public health

@inproceedings{Ferreira2015PsittacosisAW,
  title={Psittacosis associated with pet bird ownership: a concern for public health},
  author={Vivian Lindmayer Ferreira and Marcos Vinicius da Silva and Rodrigo Delfino Nascimento and T{\^a}nia F Raso},
  year={2015}
}
Introduction: Psittacosis is a zoonotic infectious disease caused by Chlamydia psittaci and most cases involve avian contact history. In humans, psittacosis induces symptoms ranging from mild ‘flu-like’ symptoms to serious atypical pneumonia. Unless specifically thought of, the diagnosis of psittacosis can be missed and the disease is usually treated as atypical pneumonia. Here, we detail cases of psittacosis related to pet birds. Case presentation: A 16-year-old male was admitted with fever… CONTINUE READING

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