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Psittacosis

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Psittacosis is a disease caused by the bacteria Chlamydia psittaci, which is usually transmitted to humans from birds in the parrot family. The bacteria is also found in other species including poultry, pigeons, canaries and sea birds.  The disease is usually mild, however, in some people, particularly the elderly, it can produce severe illness

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Last updated: 23/05/2016 3:55:17 PM