Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus neoformans)
Cryptococcosis 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.