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How can psittacosis be transmitted?
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Dr. Gregory Cowan
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Inhalation
The primary route of infection is via inhalation of aerosolized dried bird droppings or if respiratory secretions from sick birds are inhaled.
You can get the disease by handling sick birds or even through transient exposure to sick birds. Human to human transmission is rare.

In brief: Inhalation
The primary route of infection is via inhalation of aerosolized dried bird droppings or if respiratory secretions from sick birds are inhaled.
You can get the disease by handling sick birds or even through transient exposure to sick birds. Human to human transmission is rare.
Dr. Gregory Cowan
Dr. Gregory Cowan
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: BIRDS
Psittacosis can be transferred from pet birds.

In brief: BIRDS
Psittacosis can be transferred from pet birds.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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