Department of Health

Weekly infectious diseases update - 11 October 2011

The weekly infectious diseases update for 11 October 2011 focuses on psittacosis. Psittacosis can be caught from birds, especially psittacine birds such as parrots and cockatoos. Bird owners, pet shop workers, and poultry workers are at risk. Psittacosis is a notifiable infectious disease in Victoria, with between 40 and 60 cases notified annually.

Details

Topic
Research and reports
Date published
24 Nov 2011
Size
1 page
Author
Department of Health & Human Services
Update frequency
Annual
Available format
PDF

Reviewed 25 November 2011

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