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Midland/Odessa Parakeets Testing Positive for Parrot Flu

PetSmart stores in Midland and Odessa are taking a new initiative to keep birds safe after several of their parakeets tested positive for the parrot flu.
PetSmart stores in Midland and Odessa are taking a new initiative to keep birds safe after several of their parakeets tested positive for the parrot flu.

A store representative said they removed the parakeets out of an "abundance of caution."

The birds were sent back to the vendor for treatment.

The parrot flu could have been transmitted to humans and could cause flu like symptoms, but being a bacterial infection it can be treated with antibiotics.
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