|parrot fever or parrot disease|
|another name for psittacosis|
|parrot disease or parrot disease|
parrot fever par·rot fever (pār'ət)
infectious disease of worldwide distribution caused by a bacterial parasite (Chlamydia psittaci) and transmitted to humans from various birds. The infection has been found in about 70 different species of birds; parrots and parakeets (Psittacidae, from which the disease is named), pigeons, turkeys, ducks, and geese are the principal sources of human infection.
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