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An outbreak of psittacosis in a boys' boarding school

  • J. V. S. Pether (a1), N. D. Noah (a2), Y. K. Lau (a3), J. A. Taylor (a4) and J. C. Bowie (a5)...

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In 1980, an outbreak of a mild illness involving twenty pupils and four adults in a boys' boarding school was identified serologically as psittacosis. Intensive epidemiological investigations did not uncover the source. It is suggested either that sources of chlamydia other than avian exist, which may produce a milder illness than the avian type, or that human-to-human spread of a mild form of chlamydiosis occurs.

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