Birdemic: The Great American Parrot Fever Panic of 1930

In late January 1930, President Herbert Hoover placed an embargo on parrots, banning all of the colorful birds from America’s ports of entry. The reason? Disease prevention.” From that embargo things escalated quickly. In the end ‘drama’ may have been the major contributor in the events that unfolded. Talking about Parrot Fever and pandemics, the author said that there is nothing to worry about today as we have antibiotics. Though, experts tell us that a new bird flu, causing a actual pandemic, is always a possibility.

Birdemic: The Great American Parrot Fever Panic of 1930