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Etiology and Epidemiology

Most avian species can harbor C. psittaci, but psittacine birds (e.g., parrots, parakeets) are most often infected. Human infections are uncommon and occur only as a zoonosis.

  • Exposure is greatest in poultry workers and in owners of pet birds.
  • Present in nasal secretions, excreta, tissues, and feathers of infected birds, C. psittaci is transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected birds or by inhalation of aerosols. Transmission from person to person has never been documented.
  • As a result of quarantine of imported birds and improved veterinary-hygienic measures, outbreaks and sporadic cases of psittacosis are now rare, with fewer than 50 confirmed cases reported in the United States each year.

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Loscalzo, Joseph, et al., editors. "C. PSITTACI INFECTIONS." Harrison's Manual of Medicine, 19th ed., McGraw Hill Inc., 2017. harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623258/all/C__PSITTACI_INFECTIONS.
C. PSITTACI INFECTIONS. In: Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, Longo DL, et al, eds. Harrison's Manual of Medicine. 19th ed. McGraw Hill Inc.; 2017. https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623258/all/C__PSITTACI_INFECTIONS. Accessed April 23, 2019.
C. PSITTACI INFECTIONS. (2017). In Loscalzo, J., Jameson, J. L., Longo, D. L., Hauser, S. L., Fauci, A. S., & Kasper, D. L. (Eds.), Harrison's Manual of Medicine. Available from https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623258/all/C__PSITTACI_INFECTIONS
C. PSITTACI INFECTIONS [Internet]. In: Loscalzo J, Jameson JL, Longo DL, Hauser SL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, editors. Harrison's Manual of Medicine. McGraw Hill Inc.; 2017. [cited 2019 April 23]. Available from: https://harrisons.unboundmedicine.com/harrisons/view/Harrisons-Manual-of-Medicine/623258/all/C__PSITTACI_INFECTIONS.
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