In this report, psittacosis (also known as parrot disease, parrot fever
, and chlamydiosis) refers to any infection or disease in humans caused by Chlamydia psittaci.
Hospitals and doctors have been put on alert to look out for parrot fever
, which is also known as Psittacosis.
Receiving far less notice were field tests during the 1950s and 1960S using "hot" agents, including the organisms that cause: anthrax (a hideously disfiguring lethal disease whose spore-forming bacteria can survive in the soil for decades); Qundulant, rabbit and parrot fevers
(diseases of livestock, rodents and birds that can cause severe flulike symptoms in humans); and valley fever (an often-fatal fungal disease).