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Psittacosis Outbreak among Workers at Chicken Slaughter Plants, Virginia and Georgia, USA, 2018.

PMID: 31625859 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.3201/eid2511.190703 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC6810211 (free full text version available)

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Kelly A Shaw, Christine M Szablewski, Stephanie Kellner, Laura Kornegay, Patricia Bair, Skyler Brennan, Audrey Kunkes, Meredith Davis, Olivia L McGovern, Jonas Winchell, Miwako Kobayashi, Nancy Burton, Marie A de Perio, Julie Gabel, Cherie Drenzek, Julia Murphy, Caroline Holsinger, Laurie Forlano,

During August-October, 2018, an outbreak of severe respiratory illness was reported among poultry slaughter plant workers in Virginia and Georgia, USA. A multiorganizational team investigated the cause and extent of illness, determined that the illness was psittacosis, and evaluated and recommended controls for health hazards in the workplace to prevent additional cases.

Emerging Infect. Dis. (Emerging infectious diseases)
[2019, 25(11):2143-2145]

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