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More than 60 diseases have been associated with birds and their droppings. Birds can be host to a number of mites, ticks, and other ectoparasites that can attack people.
Urban pest birds promote the transmission of over 60 types of disease, infections and illnesses. Buildings infested with pest birds place the buildings occupants, customers, and maintenance workers at risk. World health officials are now also concerned about a possible epidemic because of the Avian flu virus that has already killed 63 and is now spreading.
Nuisance birds transmit disease in four ways:
Air Handling Equipment
Many "sick" buildings have traced their problems to birds. Contaminated dust is often brought into a building through air handling equipment. With over sixty diseases attributed to birds, it is more important than ever to keep rooftop air conditioning and heating equipment bird free.
Transference by Parasites
Fleas, ticks, mites and other ectoparasites thrive in and around bird nesting materials and accumulated droppings. These pests then infiltrate buildings and spread diseases. All bird droppings should be considered hazardous waste!
Direct Contact with Feces.
Bird droppings found anywhere should be considered hazardous waste. Any direct contact can spread disease.
The Avian flu has already infected 116 people, killed 63 and has forced the culling of 140 million birds. World health officials fear the Avian flu virus will be transported around the world by migratory birds, combine with a human virus and mutate into a strain transmitted from human to human. The U.S. Government is developing a plan to deal with a worldwide epidemic that could kill as many as 1.9 million Americans.
The Avian Flu, also referred to as H5N1, has several genes that resemble the "Spanish Flu" that killed 50 million people at the end of World War 1. Health officials are unprepared to treat an inevitable world outbreak of human Avian flu, the United Nations coordinator for Avian and human influenza said. The 1918 flu virus spread to humans when wild bird feces dried, pulverized and was inhaled by humans.
``I do not know when. I do not know where. But I do know it will come sometime,'' said
David Nabarro, UN's flu chief.
Contamination of Food and Manufactured Goods
Droppings, feathers, and debris from birds roosting overhead can contaminate food that is being packaged, stored or sold. Transference of contaminates can start at any warehouse and spread anywhere which is why it is so important to keep all buildings bird free.
Bacterial: Paratyphoid, Vibriosis, Salmonellosis, Listeriosis and Pasteurellosis.
Viral: Encephalitis, Meningitis, Newcastle Disease, St. Louis Encephalitis and West Nile Encephalitis. Mycotic: Histoplasmosis, Candidiasis, Sarcosporidiosias and Blastomycosis. Protozoal: Toxoplasmosis, Trichomoniasis and American Trypansomiasis.
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