parrot fever definition

  • noun:
    • See psittacosis.
    • An infectious illness caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila psittaci and contracted from wild birds including parrots, pigeons, sparrows, ducks, and many various other types of bird.
    • an atypical pneumonia brought on by a rickettsia microorganism and sent to people from infected wild birds

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