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An outbreak of psittacosis at a veterinary school demonstrating a novel source of infection

Chan, Jocelyn; Doyle, Bridget; Branley, James; Sheppeard, Vicky; Gabor, Melinda; Viney, Kerri; Quinn, Helen; Janover, Orly; McCready, Michael; Heller, Jane

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In November 2014, New South Wales Health was notified of a cluster of respiratory illness in a veterinary school. Active case finding identified another case at a local equine stud. All cases had exposure to the equine fetal membranes of Mare A. This tissue subsequently tested positive for Chlamydia psittaci using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. We conducted a cohort study of the university and stud farm staff to determine risk factors for disease. Nine people were exposed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/113414
Source: One Health
DOI: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2017.02.003

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