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Psittacosis: Epidemiological Considerations with Reference to the 1929-30 Outbreak in the United States.

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By ARMSTRONG CHARLES.  (Public Health Report. , August29 , 1930.).

Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(4):406-407. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-4-406_2
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Psittacosis of man has been reported for the United States by Vickery and Richardson, 1904; Scott, 1906; McClintock, 1925; and Sailer, 1927. The 1929-30 outbreak is, however, the most extensive yet reported for this country. Nevertheless, it seems certain that this outbreak would largely have escaped detection as to its real nature had not the press brought the condition and its striking association with parrots before the public and the medical profession. It is, therefore, impossible to determine to what extent the recent outbreak is exceptional; but if we are correct in concluding that the disease is endemic among tropical


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