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  • n  an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds

  • Another early suspect was ornithosis, a disease transmitted through bird droppings and direct handling of infected birds.
  • They may reward the owner of the hand that feeds them with a dose of ornithosis (better known as psittacosis or parrot fever).
  • Meyer's next project: a medicated feed for table birds, especially turkeys, which are also subject to ornithosis epidemics (PTI, March 26, 1956).

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