ornithosis


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or·ni·tho·sis

 (ôr′nə-thō′sĭs)

ornithosis

(ˌɔːnɪˈθəʊsɪs)
n
1. (Veterinary Science) a disease identical to psittacosis that occurs in birds other than parrots and can be transmitted to man
2. (Medicine) a disease identical to psittacosis that occurs in birds other than parrots and can be transmitted to man

ornithosis

psittacosis, partieularly in birds other than those of the parrot family.
See also: Birds
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Noun1.ornithosis - an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds
atypical pneumonia, mycoplasmal pneumonia, primary atypical pneumonia - an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults
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In cases of enlargement, such as seen with infectious disease (eg, salmonellosis, ornithosis, tuberculosis) or neoplasia (leucosis), the spleen can be identified readily on both projections.
8226; Pigeons or some may affectionately regard it as "rats of the sky" carry a wide range of bacteria including Salmonella that causes food poisoning and Ornithosis, which is transmissible to humans causing flulike syndrome.
Pigeons can pass diseases on to humans, including salmonella and ornithosis.
The virus laboratory was mainly concerned with the study of troop health aspects of such diseases as typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, lymphogranuloma venereum, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, rabies, ornithosis, equine encephalomyelitis, and St.