Ornithosis, acute viral infection of birds, description, symptoms, first aid and treatment methods for ornithosis.

Ornithosis is an acute viral infection that occurs in people with fever, intoxication, and damage to the lungs and nervous system. The causative agent of ornithosis circulates in nature among domestic, synanthropic and wild birds. It has been detected in 137 bird species. Parrots and pigeons are most susceptible to ornithosis. Quite often, the disease occurs in ducks and pheasants.. 

Ornithosis, acute viral infection of birds, description, symptoms, first aid and treatment methods for ornithosis.

In patients with ornithosis, activity decreases sharply. They sit choked and lowering their wings. They have dirty nasal mucous membranes that dry on the nostrils. Eye inflammation (conjunctivitis) is also noted. The feces of sick birds are liquid and have a greenish color. When opening the birds, sick or dead from ornithosis, they discover:

by way. It should be noted that hunters, along with poultry farmers, are one of the professional groups at increased risk of ornithosis.

Ornithosis, the course and stages of the disease in humans, prevention.

The disease begins after 8-12 days of incubation. A person has acute signs of a viral disease:

Chills.
Heat
Headache and muscle pain.
Insomnia.

There are four forms of the course of the disease of ornithosis:

Pneumonic, with lung damage.
Meningial, with damage to the meninges.
Typhoid-like, general intoxication.
Lurking, sluggish when symptoms are not obvious.

The main prevention of diseases of ornithosis is the observance of sanitary-hygienic rules. A sick person poses virtually no danger to others, although a number of cases of diseases were noted when people with severe forms of infection were the source of infection. In case of human disease with ornithosis, it must be hospitalized immediately.

Others may be prescribed tetracycline treatment as a prophylaxis. Ornithosis is widespread almost everywhere. Wild birds sick with ornithosis must be shot. The carcasses of such birds should not be eaten. They must be destroyed.

Based on materials from the book Encyclopedia of the Hunter.
Petrunin V.B., Nikashina E.B., Kupriyanov F.G., Nikerov Yu.N., Rymalov I.V..

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