Chlamysia psittavi, which is a virus-like organism in pigeons, parakeets, farm poultry or waterfowl
Anywhere birds are present
Infectious respiratory disease by inhaling dried bird secretions
Mild pneumonia or flu like symptoms that can rapidly become fatal
Seek medical attention from a physician
Wear a face mask or respirator if working in a dry dusty area where bird droppings are present Spray work areas with water and disinfectants to minimize the potential for airborne particles.
Less than 1% of the cases have been reported in the United States Although birds can carry the disease, they have adapted to it