Zoonoses surveillance. Psittacosis : annual summary, 1966
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Zoonoses surveillance. Psittacosis : annual summary, 1966
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    A total of 50 human cases of psittacosis were reported from 19 states in 1966, 11 cases fewer than in 1965. This is the lowest number of cases since 1951, when 25 were reported. Epidemiologic histories on 45 of the cases have been furnished by the states. Parakeets were the most frequently mentioned probable source of infection, with pigeons next in frequency. The greatest risk appeared to be among pet-bird owners. No turkey, chicken, or other avian ornithosis outbreaks were reported in 1966.
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    I. Summary -- II. Human psittacosis, 1966 -- III. Chemotherapy and immunization of psittacine birds against psittacosis -- IV. Proposed changes of foreign quarantine importatin regulations for psittacine birds -- V. Discussion - host spectrum of PL.
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