parrot fever

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Synonyms for parrot fever

an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds

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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).