Seven hospitalised with probable parrot disease

At least seven people who visited a bird show in Weurt earlier this month have been hospitalised with suspected parrot disease (psittacose).

At least 16 people have become ill, a spokesman for the Nijmegen health service GGD told news agency ANP.
Some 200 people were at the show. Psittacose affects domestic fowl, ducks, pigeons and many wild birds. The human symptoms are flu-like headaches, nausea and fever.

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