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psittacosis

Definition:
Infection with Chlamydophila psittaci (formerly Chlamydia psittaci), transmitted to man by inhalation of dust-borne contaminated nasal secretions or excreta of infected birds. This infection results in a febrile illness characterized by pneumonitis and systemic manifestations.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Full
Entry Terms:
  • avian chlamydiosis
  • ornithosis
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/15174
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2013-02-14