Definition of Parrot disease

1. Noun. Infectious disease of birds.

Exact synonyms: Psittacosis
Generic synonyms: Animal Disease

Definition of Parrot disease

1. Noun. (disease) psittacosis ¹

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Medical Definition of Parrot disease

1. Psittacosis is primarily an infectious disease of birds caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. Transmission from infected birds results in a relatively rare febrile illness characterised by pneumonia and systemic symptoms. A flu-like illness can also occur. Almost any bird can harbor this bacterium in their excreta, tissues, feathers and secretions, but parrots, parakeets and budgerigars are the most common. Psittacosis is considered an occupational disease of pet shop owners. Psittacosis is almost always transmitted to humans by the respiratory route. Average incubation is 7-14 days. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parrot Disease

parrot's beak
parrot's bill
parrot-beak nail
parrot cries
parrot cry
parrot disease (current term)
parrot fever
parrot jaw
parrot mouth
parrot snake
parrot virus

Literary usage of Parrot disease

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1. Practitioner's medical dictionary by George Milbry Gould (1910)
"Microc. of Gray parrot disease. ... oj gray parrot disease. The cause of a disease of parrots resembling fowl cholera; fatal to many of the ..."

2. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1904)
"As Warthin states, "the bacteriology of psittacosis and the true relations of the parrot disease to the atypic pneumonia seen in man are yet to be ..."

3. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1905)
"... the bacteriology of psittacosis and the true relation of the parrot disease to the atypical pneumonia in man are not yet definitely determined, ..."

4. A Manual of Bacteriology by George Miller Sternberg (1892)
"Micrococcus of gray parrot disease. Eberth and Wolff have described an infectious disease of gray parrots, which is said to be extremely fatal among the ..."

5. An Introduction to Practical Bacteriology, Based Upon the Methods of Koch by Edgar March Crookshank (1886)
"J Streptococcus perniciosus (parrot disease). —Cocci, singly, in chains, and in zoogloea have been described in connection with a disease of the grey parrot ..."

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