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Is having birds in the house a problem if you have a young baby?

Birds and their feces (poo) can pass a number of infectious diseases on to people, and babies can be more at risk because their immune systems are not fully developed. It is important to be careful with hygiene, particularly when cleaning out bird cages.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Rabies


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