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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Another potential pathogen sometimes found in bird (but not bat) droppings is a bacterium called Chlamydophila psittaci (formerly Chlamydia psittaci), the causal agent of psittacosis, or parrot fever.
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.
THE first of the four victims of "parrot fever" was a GP, it has been revealed.