Definition of Parrot fever

1. Noun. An atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds.




Definition of Parrot fever

1. Noun. (context: diseases veterinary medicine) An infectious disease caused by the bacterium ''Chlamydophila psittaci'' and contracted from birds such as parrots, pigeons, sparrows, ducks, and many other species of bird. ¹

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Medical Definition of Parrot fever

1. Psittacosis is primarily an infectious disease of birds caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. Transmission from infected birds results in a relatively rare febrile illness characterised by pneumonia and systemic symptoms. A flu-like illness can also occur. Almost any bird can harbor this bacterium in their excreta, tissues, feathers and secretions, but parrots, parakeets and budgerigars are the most common. Psittacosis is considered an occupational disease of pet shop owners. Psittacosis is almost always transmitted to humans by the respiratory route. Average incubation is 7-14 days. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Parrot fever

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1. Pamphlets on Forestry in Hawaii (1919)
"parrot fever was not found. The disease was a Bacillus coli septicemia. An experiment was carried out on a new* method of vaccination against chicken-pox. ..."

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