Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus neoformans)

Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus neoformans) in BirdsCryptococcosis is an infectious condition that occurs due to a fungus. This fungus is found in soil, decaying wood, tree hollows, and bird droppings.

How it spreads : 

People can have cryptococcosis due to breathing in an environment with microscopic fungus.

Who is at risk :

Cryptococcosis is rare in healthy people because it will only affect those who have weakened immune systems.

Signs in birds :

It is not common to see any signs in the birds.

Symptoms in people : 

The symptoms of cryptococcosis are similar to pneumonia, cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Besides, cryptococcal meningitis causes neck pain, fever, and headache.