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    2C_is2believe Posts: 21, Reputation: 3
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    Aug 31, 2008, 01:57 PM
    Bats in the belfry
    Does anyone know anything about bats causing health issues... like Chlamydia?
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    Aug 31, 2008, 08:22 PM
    Bats do not cause chlamydia. Sorry. They can carry rabies though.
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    Sep 1, 2008, 02:07 AM
    As above, I've never heard of them carrying Chlamydia... just a few other diseases.
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    Sep 9, 2008, 10:14 AM
    I would say yes. Chlamydia Psittaci can be caused from exposure to the droppings (guano) of bats, birds, pigeons, parotts, falcons, etc.
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    Sep 10, 2008, 02:37 AM
    From what I've read I thought Chlamydia Psittaci is an avian virus that is passed on (through great difficulty) to mammals.

    I'd have thought you could get it from birds, but not bats!
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    Sep 10, 2008, 05:48 AM
    Another name for it is Parrot Fever.

    See this link.

    Chlamydia Psittaci

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