TUESDAY, 29 JUNE 2010
Although there have been few reports of disease transmission between pigeons and humans, it can occur by aerosols, direct contact or indirect contact through food and water contamination. Given the high density of pigeons in the public parks and gardens of most cities, it poses a direct threat to public health.
The results are published in the open access journal Acta Vetinaria Scandinavica .
Written by Nitika Somani