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Chlamydia psittaci is an obligate intracellular bacteria that in some cases can be transmitted to humans. In humans, the resulting infection is referred to as psittacosis (also known as parrot fever or ornithosis) and typically causes influenza-like symptoms and can lead to pneumonia and non-respiratory health problems.
With adequate treatment, the disease is rarely fatal. There has been only one case of psittacosis in Maine in the past 10 years and this case was linked to a pet bird. Currently, members of the family are healthy and not showing any signs of illness. More information on psittacosis/Chlamydia can be found at: http://www.nasphv.org/documentsCompendiaPsittacosis.html
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