Parrot disease


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Related to Parrot disease: parrot fever, ornithosis

Par·rot dis·ease

(pah-rō'),
1. pseudoparalysis in infants, due to syphilitic osteochondritis;
2. Synonym(s): marasmus
3. Synonym(s): psittacosis

Par·rot dis·ease

(pah-rō' di-zēz')
1. Pseudoparalysis in infants, due to syphilitic osteochondritis.
2. Synonym(s): marasmus.
3. See: psittacosis
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In this report, psittacosis (also known as parrot disease, parrot fever, and chlamydiosis) refers to any infection or disease in humans caused by Chlamydia psittaci.
The vet told John that while psittacosis was a parrot disease, humans could get it.
Parrot disease, Q fever and pasteurellosis are among little-known diseases transmitted by pets, and the site tells of a case in which a primary school boy was mistakenly diagnosed as having influenza but after going through various hospitals it was discovered he had Q fever.