Psittacosis Threat Due to the Sale of Sick Parrots in the USA
Minnesora (USA) made the following statement to the Ministry of Health last December: She stated that people who have bought a pet bird in the last 3 months are at risk of contracting Psittacosis. The Department of Health sounded its alarm when a pet store employee in Shakopee, Minnesota, contracted the disease. Psittacosis is a disease that can be transmitted from sick parrots to humans. City officials said many birds with bus disease had been dispersed and sold in many pet stores in Minnesota since October. Two pet shops were able to identify birds with this disease and immediately stopped selling. It has also been understood that the diseased birds came from a certain vendor in Florida. Psittacosis, also known as parrot disease, is that it has not yet been detected in any of the recipients, according to the ministry of health veterinarian’s statement.
As a precaution, the Ministry of Health and the veterinarians affiliated to the Ministry of Health are obliged to inform all bird buyers, pet shop owners and employees if they experience flu and similar symptoms (such as fever, chills, chills, muscle aches, joint pains, shortness of breath and coughing). warning was also found. In their statements, they specifically stated that Psittacosis has nothing to do with the more widely known bird flu virus. They said that if this disease is not taken into consideration and early diagnosis and treatment is not done, it can cause very serious problems. However, they explained that in early diagnosis, it can be easily overcome with short-term antibiotic treatment. The shop worker who fell ill in Shakopee was diagnosed early and cured in a short time. An unidentified woman, on the other hand, had a more serious upper respiratory tract problem due to contact with infected bird droppings. She has been treated.
In the veterinarian’s statement, the bacterium that causes Psittacosis can be found as carriers in birds that do not show any signs of the disease. However, this is generally the case that the risk of transmission to humans has been observed very rarely.
Birds infected with this disease usually have a dull appearance and diarrhea. Many of the birds mentioned in this case are examined by authorized veterinarians. Those who were sick were immediately treated and cured. In this way, there was no question of being returned or destroyed.
Florida Department of Health officials, on the other hand, warned that birds exposed to this disease may have been sold to pet stores, especially in Minnesota and other states in their territories. Ministry of Health authorized veterinarian; The name of the seller in Florida has not yet been willing to disclose. She simply stated that the relevant seller has put into practice all the necessary measures and steps to solve this problem.
The spokesperson of the animal trade organization headquartered in Phoenix; He also assured that the relevant seller stopped all sales as soon as he noticed the problem in the next few days. She added in her statement that outside of the Minnesota region, we immediately informed the bird buyer about the issue and took the necessary measures, although there was no news of any signs of illness from the seller or the buyer.