ornithosis


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or·ni·tho·sis

 (ôr′nə-thō′sĭs)
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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
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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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Severe pneumonia, endocarditis, and encephalitis are uncommon symptoms of ornithosis in humans, which can progress and sometimes cause death.
psittaci, the causative agent of human psittacosis (or ornithosis), has not been investigated except in severe clinical pneumonia cases.
• 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.
These include salmonella and ornithosis. The spores from droppings are carried in the air and can cause respiratory problems.