parrot fever(redirected from bird handler's disease)
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psit•ta•co•sis(ˌsɪt əˈkoʊ sɪs)
a rickettsial disease affecting birds of the parrot family, pigeons, and domestic fowl, caused by the chlamydia Chlamydia psittaci and transmissible to humans. Also called parrot fever.
[1895–1900; < Latin psittac(us) parrot (< Greek psittakós) + -osis]
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|Noun||1.||parrot fever - an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds|
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