In medicine (pulmonology), psittacosis -- also known as parrot disease, parrot fever, and ornithosis -- is a zoonotic infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia psittaci and contracted from parrots, macaws, cockatiels, and parakeets. The incidence of infection in canaries and finches is believed to be lower than in psittacine birds.

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