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parrot fever

noun, Pathology
Also called parrot disease.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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British Dictionary definitions for parrot disease

parrot fever

noun
1.
another name for psittacosis
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parrot disease in Medicine

parrot fever par·rot fever (pār'ət)
n.
See psittacosis.

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Encyclopedia Article for parrot disease

parrot fever

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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