parrot fever


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Related to parrot fever: ornithosis, parrot disease

parrot fever:

see psittacosispsittacosis
or parrot fever,
infectious disease caused by the species of Chlamydia psittaci and transmitted to people by birds, particularly parrots, parakeets, and lovebirds.
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According to the officials at Matsue Vogel Park, five female employees who were taking care of birds were hospitalized after complaining of symptoms consistent with pneumonia in December, and four of them were diagnosed with psittacosis, also known as parrot fever or ornithosis.
This compendium provides information on AC (also known as psittacosis, ornithosis, and parrot fever) and psittacosis (also known as parrot disease, parrot fever, and chlamydiosis) to public health officials, veterinarians, physicians, the companion-bird industry, and others concerned with control of the disease and protection of public health.
BAFFLED doctors were in a flap yesterday after four people were struck down with rare parrot fever.