psittacosis


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Synonyms for psittacosis

infectious disease of birds

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

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Although by 1930, it was known that psittacosis was transmitted by parrots, before Meyer, no one appreciated the extent to which the disease was also spread by parakeets, or that the large proportion of budgerigars bred in American aviaries harbored the "virus" (actually a small intracellular bacterium, Chlamydia psittaci) without displaying signs of illness.
While Great Britain and the United States only pondered the possibility of developing a weapon with psittacosis, Canada was intent on developing one.
Psittacosis is found in more than 100 species of wild and domestic birds and salmonella is even more widespread, occurring in and around many birdfeeders and birdbaths.
One disease affecting birds is called psittacosis (caused by an agent called Chlamydia psittaci) which can be triggered when birds are upset or stressed.
Results of other tests, including tularemia titers, psittacosis titers, Hantavirus serology, antinuclear antibodies test, human immunodeficiency v irus serology, and perinuclear antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (p-ANCA), cytoplasmic antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (c-ANCA) tests, rapid plasmin reagin, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C3, C4, and urine electrolyte levels, were pending.
52) Parrots may carry diseases such as psittacosis, which can infect humans, and Newcastle disease, which can kill poultry.
Part of a bird park in the city of Matsue, Shimane Prefecture has been closed after four park employees and a visitor were diagnosed with psittacosis, park officials said Tuesday.
Miscellaneous causes include benign tumors, aspiration, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, histoplasmosis, psittacosis, pertussis, cystic fibrosis, bronchographic contrast media, perforation of esophagus, and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.
AIT is possible for humans to contract a disease called psittacosis from members of the parrot family but this is extremely unlikely in budgies as they are all captive bred nowadays.
He and his colleagues worked on rabies, borreliosis, Chagas disease, psittacosis, and more, with a major emphasis on the natural history of arbovirus diseases.
One of these is called psittacosis, a disease that can be transmitted to humans.
In her action she claimed she suffered her injuries after contracting chlamydia psittacosis - an airborne infection which can be transferred from birds to humans - while working at the Petmania stores, Ennis Road, Limerick, in 2008.
Pigeons have been known to carry diseases such as chiamdiosis, a virus similar to influenza, and psittacosis, which is similar to pneumonia.