Zoo temporarily shutters exhibit after bird dies of zoonotic disease

11/29/2012 | SeattlePI.com

Zoo Atlanta has temporarily closed its parakeet exhibit after staff identified psittacosis in a bird that died. The zoo will test the rest of the flock and clean the exhibit before it is opened again. Psittacosis, also called ornithosis or parrot fever, is transmitted to humans exposed to feces or debris from infected birds. Symptoms are usually mild in people and include fever, headache, chills and respiratory infections.

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