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Causes of Psittacosis

Primary Cause of Psittacosis

The primary cause of Psittacosis is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Psittacosis Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Psittacosis:

Psittacosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Psittacosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Psittacosis:

Psittacosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Psittacosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

What causes Psittacosis?

Causes: Psittacosis:

Psittacosis: DBMD (Excerpt)

Infection is acquired by inhaling dried secretions from infected birds. (Source: excerpt from Psittacosis: DBMD)

Psittacosis: DBMD (Excerpt)

Although all birds are susceptible, pet birds (parrots, parakeets, macaws, and cockatiels) and poultry (turkeys and ducks) are most frequently involved in transmission to humans. (Source: excerpt from Psittacosis: DBMD)

Related information on causes of Psittacosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Psittacosis may be found in:


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