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Psittacosis diagnosis, epidemiology, and control; [a record of the proceedings of a symposium on psittacosis held in New York City on May 5th and 6th, 1953] by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick .
Written in English


  • Psittacosis.

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Includes bibliographies.

Statementedited by F. R. Beaudette.
ContributionsBeaudette, Fred Robert, 1897-1957.
LC ClassificationsRC182.P8 N42
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 240 p.
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19015255M
LC Control Number54009667

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This essential, authoritative handbook provides clear, accurate coverage of zoonoses — diseases that can spread from animals to humans. The consistent format helps you quickly locate key information, such as how each disease affects the host, how it is spread, how it . Psittacosis is a rare disease. Very few cases are reported each year in the United States. Symptoms. The incubation period of psittacosis is of 5 to 15 days. The incubation period is the time it takes for symptoms to appear after being exposed to the bacteria. Symptoms may include: Blood-tinged sputum; Dry cough;. Psittacosis (also known as ornithosis) is a disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci, carried by most commonly catch the disease by inhaling dust containing feathers, secretions and droppings from infected people generally experience more severe illness. Psittacosis Reporting and Investigation Guideline Author: Washington State Department of Health DCHS Communicable Disease Epidemiology Subject: Reporting and investigation guideline for psittacosis. Its purpose is to assist and provide direction to local health disease investigators and other health professionals who are required to report.

Psittacosis can be transmitted by vertical and horizontal via. The agent is excreted on faeces and ingested from the food or inhaled via aerosols. At the lungs of newly infected animals, the organism gets an infecting status becoming capable to replicate and causing clinical signs of disease [18,19]. Aug 22,  · About psittacosis, a respiratory infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci. Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC twenty four seven. Compendium of Measures to Control Chlamydia psittaci Infection Among Humans (Psittacosis) and Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis), Author(s): Gary Balsamo, DVM, MPH&TMCo-chair Angela M. Maxted, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVPM Joanne W. Midla, VMD, MPH, Dipl ACVPM Julia M. Murphy, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVPMCo-chair. psittacosis: [ sit″ah-ko´sis ] a disease due to a strain of Chlamydia psittaci; it was first seen in parrots and later was found in other birds and domestic fowl (in which it is called ornithosis). It is transmissible to humans. The etiologic organism is inhaled into the body and attacks the respiratory tract. The first symptoms appear after.