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Document ID (ISN)108198
CIS number 08-717
ISBN(s) 2-7389-0836-5
Year 2007
Convention or series no. INRS ED 6010
Title Ornithosis-psittacosis (Chlamydophila psittaci)
Original title Ornithose-psittacose (Chlamydophila psittaci) [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 2007. 6p. Illus. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access$file/ed6010.pdf [in French]
Abstract Ornithosis or psittacosis is an infection caused by a bacterium transmitted by infected birds or their contaminated environment. The disease often remains unnoticed but its effect on humans can be serious. Contents of this leaflet: information on the bacterium (Chlamydophila psittaci); description of the disease; occupations and populations at risk; safety, health and protective measures to be implemented.
Descriptors (primary) France; birds; health hazards; psittacosis; contagion
Descriptors (secondary) occupational diseases; bacteria; respirable dust; plant safety and health organization; ventilation; personal protective equipment; data sheet; personal hygiene
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Animal hazards
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Viral diseases (other than aids)