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Document ID (ISN)35868
CIS number 81-1107
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Andrews B.E., Major R., Palmer S.R.
Title Ornithosis in poultry workers.
Bibliographic information 21 Mar. 1981, Vol.I, No.8221, p.632-634. 8 ref.
Abstract An outbreak of ornithosis in duck workers is reported. A serological survey showed that 61% of them (compared with 23% of control workers) had chlamydia group antibody titres of ≥ 1:8. 9% of duck workers had antibody titres ≥ 1:32 and a clinical illness suggestive of ornithosis. The proportions of seropositive tests and clinical attack rates were highest in workers eviscerating ducks and lowest in farm workers.
Descriptors (primary) poultry farming; psittacosis
Descriptors (secondary) serological reactions; slaughtering
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Livestock rearing
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)