Merck Manual

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Diseases that can be Spread from Birds to People

Diseases that can be Spread from Birds to People

Disease

Causative Organism

Avian tuberculosis

Mycobacterium avium

Psittacosis (chlamydiosis)

Chlamydia psittaci

Avian influenza

Influenza virus A H5N1 and other serotypes

Giardiasis

Giardia lamblia

Cryptococcosis

Cryptococcus neoformans

Ringworm (dermatophytosis)

Trichophyton and Microsporum species

Histoplasmosis

Histoplasma capsulatum