Birds are known to be one of the most beautiful creations in the world. But, did you know some birds carry harmful pathogens that may cause serious diseases in humans. Most of the disease are caused by bird droppings.

Here, we will discuss 5 such diseases that are associated with bird droppings.


1. Histoplasmosis

The bird droppings contain an infectious fungus that is either present in the yeast form or in the filamentous form. Once inhaled, it might cause histoplasmosis, a respiratory disorder that might be fatal.

2. Cryptococcosis

Birds like pigeons and starlings carry a yeast that is commonly found in their intestinal tract. This fungus is mostly found in common nesting sites like the attic, park, offices, cupolas, etc. The disease cryptococcosis is caused by the yeast and mostly begins with a pulmonary disorder that later affects the central nervous system.

3. Candidiasis

Candidiasis is a type of yeast infection that is spread by pigeons. The fungus affects the respiratory system, mouth, the intestines, skin and the urogenital tract. In women, it affects the vagina that causes an itching problem, discharge and pain.

4. Salmonellosis

This is a type of bacterial infection that causes diarrhoea and in rare cases even food poisoning. The bacteria are present in bird droppings that gets spread through air ducts such as the ventilators or air conditioners. As it passes through the ducts it contaminates food or even food processing plants. Thus, posing serious problems for us.

5. St. Louis Encephalitis

House sparrows, pigeons and finches are carriers of the Group B virus that causes St.Louis Encephalitis. As mosquitoes feed on the virus present in bird droppings, they become the transmitters of the disease. Once infected, the virus causes inflammation of your nervous system that results in fever, headache and drowsiness. When this virus affects people above the age of 60 years, it proves to be fatal.

So, if your house is attacked by bird nesting, we advise you to opt for a bird removal service. For further information contact City Pest Control Inc for removing bird Nest.

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