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- Psittacosis, an infection people most often get from pet birds, is a nationally notifiable condition, but diagnosis can be challenging so the illness might be underreported.
- New guidelines pdf icon[PDF-232KB]external icon from the National Association of Public Health Veterinarians can help health professionals identify psittacosis.
- CDC offers a laboratory test that can improve diagnosis; learn how to request the test.
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