Psittacosis

(Parrot Fever, Ornithosis)

Psittacosis is caused by the bacteria Chlamydophila psittaci. It is also known as parrot fever or ornithosis. It is transmitted to humans from infected birds. Birds from the parrot family are the most common carriers; less common carriers are poultry, pigeons and sea birds. Though rare, people who own pet birds or work with birds (e.g., at pet shops, veterinary clinics, farms) are most at risk.  Symptoms include fever, headache, rash, muscle pain and respiratory symptoms.

 

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PHO Rounds: Measles outbreaks in Canada: a brief modelling study

This PHO Rounds will describe the results of a brief modelling study that explores the impact of public health interventions such as vaccinations, case and contact management, and their potential impact on measles cases and outbreaks.

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Updated 15 Dec 2023