A man in the southern region of Sweden has died of parrot fever, a rare disease. Several people who spent time with the man during his illness are now also reported to have been infected.
A Swedish man recently died in the southern region of the country of a rare disease known as Psittacosis, or parrot fever.
Normally, it is passed from birds to other birds, but humans handling various types of birds or their droppings are sometimes infected.
While the bird-to-human form is rare, even rarer is human-to-human transmission.
Since the 75-year-old man's passing in March 2013, at least eight other people have become infected. All of the individuals, including his caretakers, had reportedly spent time with the man, according to The Local.