parrot fever


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Recent Examples on the Web Symptoms of parrot fever include fever and chills, headache, muscle aches and a dry cough, according to the CDC. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2024 Related gallery Back from the brink: Science’s plans to return extinct and near extinct animals to the wild At least one person in Denmark got parrot fever from a pet bird. Jen Christensen, CNN, 5 Mar. 2024 Patients with parrot fever are treated with antibiotics and typically make a full recovery. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2024 Sweden has been seeing an increase in the number of parrot fever cases since 2017. Jen Christensen, CNN, 5 Mar. 2024 The birds also could transmit diseases to humans, such as psittacosis (parrot fever), avian flu and salmonella, The Guardian reported. Fox News, 9 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parrot fever was in 1930

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“Parrot fever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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parrot fever

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