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

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

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number20186
    Pages (from-to)9-11
    Number of pages3
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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