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Should we get rid of our pet birds since I have histoplasmosis?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
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In brief: Pet Bird Diseases

Birds are the fourth common pet, behind dogs, cats, and fish.
Common pet bird-associated diseases include psittacosis, influenza, histoplasmosis, avian pneumoencephalitis, and west nile fever. Typical pet birds such as canaries and parrots are not usually susceptible to infection, but doves and pigeons may become colonized.

In brief: Pet Bird Diseases

Birds are the fourth common pet, behind dogs, cats, and fish.
Common pet bird-associated diseases include psittacosis, influenza, histoplasmosis, avian pneumoencephalitis, and west nile fever. Typical pet birds such as canaries and parrots are not usually susceptible to infection, but doves and pigeons may become colonized.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Keep your bird

Your pets probably didn't make you sick, and in any case there's no reason to get rid of the creatures now.
Almost everybody in kansas city, where i live, has some old histoplasmosisn nodules in the lungs. It's nothing to worry about. Even active disease is fairly easy to manage.

In brief: Keep your bird

Your pets probably didn't make you sick, and in any case there's no reason to get rid of the creatures now.
Almost everybody in kansas city, where i live, has some old histoplasmosisn nodules in the lungs. It's nothing to worry about. Even active disease is fairly easy to manage.
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