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Humans and parrot diseases

You will find there are human lung diseases directly related to chronic exposure to bird dander. They’re called Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis and Extrinsic Alveolitis. The terminology for such diseases within the avian bird culture is termed pigeon breeder’s lung, bird breeder’s lung and bird fanciers lung. These diseases that effect the birds, bird owners and breeders may well be debilitating if it isn’t controlled.
Chlamydia Psittaci
Birds can have a latent infection. “Latent” means they appear healthy and do not show any symptoms now but they can show symptoms later. These infected birds carrying the Chlamydia psittaci bacteria may shed the organism intermittently or sometimes continuously for weeks or months...

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