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Multiple sites of exposure in an outbreak of ornithosis in workers at a poultry abattoir and farm

Tiong, Albert; Vu, T; Counahan, M; Leydon, Jennie A; Tallis, G; Lambert, Stephen

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Cases of ornithosis amongst workers on a rural duck abattoir and farm were notified from late 2003 to health authorities in Victoria, Australia. In May 2004 we conducted a serological survey to identify the extent of exposure to Chlamydophila psittaci amongst workers and a case control study to identify high-risk work areas for ornithosis-related pneumonia. Some workers in all occupational groups showed serological evidence of exposure, while those with pneumonia were more likely to have worked...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/39477
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S095026880700790X

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