ornithosis


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Synonyms for ornithosis

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

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The virus laboratory was mainly concerned with the study of troop health aspects of such diseases as typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, lymphogranuloma venereum, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, rabies, ornithosis, equine encephalomyelitis, and St.
Pigeons can carry or transmit pigeon Encephalitis, Histoplasmosis, Newcastle disease, Ornithosis, Cryptococcosis, Coccidiosis, Toxoplasmosis, Pseudo-tuberculosis, and Salmonellosis.
Ornithosis, also known as parrot fever, chlamydiosis, and psittacosis, is a bacterial disease of people caused by Chlamydophila psittaci (formerly known as Chlamydia psittaci).
* Disease risks: histoplasmosis, salmonellosis (food poisoning), cryptococcosis, pigeon ornithosis, encephalitis, and Newcastle disease, among others.
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. All four have been released from hospital.
I am aware that the distinction between Latinate words and words of Greek origin is not always clear-cut, for instance ornithic, which is often thought to be from Greek, although AHD posits a New Latin form ornithosis from Greek ornis.
The number of reported cases of ornithosis is around 500 a year.
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.