Human psittacosis associated with commercial processing of turkeys.

@article{Durfee1975HumanPA,
  title={Human psittacosis associated with commercial processing of turkeys.},
  author={P T Durfee and M M Pullen and RW IICurrier and R. L. Parker},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1975},
  volume={167 9},
  pages={804-8}
}
Between May 1 and Aug 1, 1974, 114 of approximately 1,000 employees in 7 turkey processing plants in Texas (5), Missouri (1), and Nebraska (1) had an illness compatible with psittacosis. The illness was characterized by fever, severe headache, and pneumonia. Treatment with tetracycline was effective in most cases. Psittacosis was confirmed in 41 (36%) of… CONTINUE READING