Agent Name

Birds

Major Category

Biological Agents

Category

Animal-Derived Allergens

Comments

13.6% of 147 zookeepers with sensitization were confirmed to have occupational asthma caused by exposure to bird antigens; [Malo] Also, see the disease "Bird breeder lung."

Reference Link

Occupational allergy to birds within the population of Polish bird keepers employed in zoo gardens.

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: