Sec. Psittacosis  

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  • A. There is no control of a human case or contacts.

    B. Infection Control. A health care provider shall practice appropriate disinfection and disposal of respiratory discharges.

    C. The sale and distribution of exotic birds and handling of exotic birds which are cases or suspected cases of avian psittacosis are subject to Health-General Article, §§24-101-24-110, Annotated Code of Maryland.

    D. The Department recommends that the Compendium of Measures To Control Chlamydophila psittaci infections among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis), by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, be followed for ill birds and birds that carry diseases.