Discovery - University of Dundee - Online Publications

Library & Learning Centre

Psittacosis outbreak in Tayside, Scotland, December 2011 to February 2012

Psittacosis outbreak in Tayside, Scotland, December 2011 to February 2012

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

View graph of relations

Authors

  • C. C. McGuigan
  • P. G. McIntyre
  • K. Templeton

Research units

Info

Original languageEnglish
???articleNumber???20186
Pages9-11
Number of pages3
JournalEurosurveillance
Journal publication date2012
Journal number22
Volume17
StatePublished

Abstract

A Tayside outbreak of psittacosis December 2011-February 2012 involved three confirmed and one probable cases. Confirmed cases were indistinguishable by sequencing of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products. The epidemiological pattern suggested person-to-person spread as illness onset dates were consistent with the incubation period and no single common exposure could explain the infections. In particular the only common exposure for a health-care worker case is overlap in place and time with the symptomatic index case.

Documents

Library & Learning Centre

Contact | Accessibility | Policy