A bacterial infection caused by chlamydia psittaci. Humans are infected by handling sick birds. The chlamydia cause respiratory infection manifested with fever, malaise, cough, dyspnea, sore throat, photophobia and headaches.
Infection with chlamydophila psittaci (formerly chlamydia psittaci), transmitted to humans 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.