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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3-9) In some cases, these obligate intracellular bacteria can be transmitted from birds to humans; the resulting infection is referred to as psittacosis (also known as parrot fever and ornithosis).
Thus, in contrast to the recently published reports on human psittacosis and pet birds (9-11), severe clinical signs with pneumonia did not occur in these patients and none were treated.
The clinical signs of psittacosis are wide ranging.
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.
Not to be outdone, an Iowa veterinarian described a psittacosis outbreak among a group of poultry workers on a turkey farm.
Experts did tests which confirmed the parrot disease, psittacosis.
Psittacosis is a disease that we have been aware of for a long time, and many veterinarians who work with birds have contracted this disease, myself included.
The bug, chlamydophila psittaci, causes an illness called psittacosis.
One of these is called psittacosis, a disease that can be transmitted to humans.
The birds are natural carriers of a painful and debilitating bacterial infection, psittacosis, which causes pneumonia.
Glyn Atherton, 35, contracted psittacosis - also called parrot fever - from the bird in 1999.
In March 1994, psittacosis developed in several customs officers in Antwerp, Belgium (23).
Another conditions is psittacosis, which can cause a serious disease in humans.
Chlamydia psittaci, an obligate intracellular gram-negative bacteria, causes an important zoonotic disease in humans, namely, psittacosis.