Less formal term for psittacosis.
- Several other pneumonias can mimic it, such as a close cousin TWAR, psittacosis (parrot fever), Q fever, adenovirus 3 and 4, influenza A or B, legionella and respiratory syncytial virus.
- Also known as parrot fever, this bacterial illness can occur when people have contact with infected bird feces or with the dust that accumulates in birdcages.
- One species, C. psittaci, causes psittacosis (so-called parrot fever), a respiratory infection transmitted from birds to people.
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