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Psittacosis Infections

Many people choose to keep parrots and other large birds as pets in lieu of dogs and cats for a more exotic experience. While they can be exciting pets to own, parrots typically have large and powerful beaks that can deliver powerful and painful bites if the bird feels threatened or provoked. In some cases, a parrot bite may result in an infection known as psittacosis, also called parrot disease or parrot fever. This infection can lead to uncomfortable and distressing symptoms for the victim.

In the event that a parrot attacks or bites another person, the owner of the parrot may be held legally responsible for the losses sustained by the victim. If you or someone you care about has been bitten by someone else’s pet parrot and contracted psittacosis, contact the Michigan parrot bite attorneys of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at 877-PET-BITE.

Symptoms of Psittacosis

Psittacosis is usually transmitted by a bird from the parrot family, but pigeons, ducks, chickens, and other birds can transmit the disease as well. In humans, symptoms of psittacosis generally appear four to fifteen days following exposure and often resemble pneumonia. Common symptoms of psittacosis include:

  • High fever
  • Joint pains
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe headaches
  • Cough
  • Chills

In more severe cases, a person may slip into a coma due to a psittacosis infection. Therefore, it is important to have a medical professional examine your bird bite injury to ensure your safety.

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If you or someone you love has received a psittacosis infection from another person’s pet parrot, you can seek compensation from the negligent pet owner. Contact the Michigan pet bite lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C., at 877-PET-BITE for a free consultation.

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