Bird Handlers Disease Prevention
Prevention of psittacosis includes:
- Identifying the source of the infection, in order to prevent the spread of the disease:
- Exotic pet birds are usually the source for human infections.
- Poultry and turkeys in the US have also been sources for infection.
- Antibiotic treatment with doxycycline for those exposed to psittacosis.
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