Can playing with birds make you sick

Owners of birds should be aware that while they may be pleasant and highly

clever companions, birds can carry pathogens that can make people ill.

Even though it's uncommon, bacteria from birds can cause a range of ailments

 in humans, from simple skin infections to life-threatening conditions. 

After touching birds,  anything in their cages, properly washing your hands 

 with running water and soap is one of the greatest things you can do to prevent getting sick.

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