Pigeons: Why do doctors say to stay away from pigeons? What are the problems that come with them?

Pigeons: Why do doctors say to stay away from pigeons?  What are the problems that come with them?

Two women from Mumbai suddenly had trouble breathing. Admitted to hospitals in emergency situations. Both of them have ‘Chronic Hypersensitivities Pneumonitis’ Doctors said that he has a serious health condition. Due to this they also had to undergo a lung transplant. This problem is also known as environmental pulmonary fibrosis. Why did these two women suddenly have such a health condition? Doctors suspected that. Two women were asked about their home environment. They both live in the same house. Pigeons often fly around the windows of that house. They don’t have any problem in the old house. There were no pigeons. One of the two patients said that whenever they moved to a new house, they started having breathing problems. Doctors also concluded that they got this serious health condition due to pigeon droppings. 

More than 60 diseases
Many studies have said that more than 60 diseases are likely to occur due to pigeon droppings. Bacteria such as histoplasmosis, fungal infection, candidiasis, cryptococcosis, etc., can cause respiratory diseases in those droplets. They can also affect the central nervous system. Pigeon droppings contain bacteria called E.coli. Many infectious diseases are caused due to this. Also there are chances of infectious flu like disease.  The disease is most likely to spread from pigeons to humans and is caused by the bacteria Chlamydia psittaci. This disease leads to pneumonia and causes the lungs to shrink. So make sure that pigeons are not around your house. 

Many people have made it a habit to feed pigeons in metro cities. Doctors are already warning to avoid it. However, feeding the pigeons, raising the pigeons, roaming around the house and dropping droppings, is still being neglected. Due to the waste it emits, serious problems are caused but many people are affected by health problems due to lack of awareness. 

People who use ACs should be very careful. Because pigeons like to live near them. They lean there. Make sure that pigeons do not drop their droppings in those areas. Pigeon droppings on balconies and windows should be cleaned immediately. Make sure to wear a mask while cleaning. Asthma, respiratory problems, people with weak immune system… The more you stay away from pigeons and pigeon droppings, the longer you can live. 

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Note: Information collected from various studies, researches and health journals is provided here as usual for your understanding. This information is not a substitute for medical care or treatment. If you have any doubts regarding health, you should definitely consult a doctor. For the items mentioned in this article, “ABP Country”, ‘ABP Network’ Note that no liability is assumed.

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