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International Measures Against Psittacosis
The investigations of the international bureau of health have aided in securing more precise statistics on the incidence of psittacosis in various countries and the adoption of international measures for the prevention of the extension of this disease. Rodenbeck, of the federal public health service, has an article on the subject in the Reichsgesundheitsblatt. Up to 1929 the incidence of psittacosis was low, but since 1929 its frequent epidemic appearance has occupied the public mind. As a disease of man, it is an infectious disease caused by a filtrable virus that is easily obtained from the excrementa and various organs of animals that have died from the disease. The virus can be transferred to other animals. The incubation period is from seven to fourteen days. The virus retains its virulence up to four months. Healthy virus carriers among the parrots play a part in the transmission
BERLIN. JAMA. 1933;100(16):1268–1269. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740160052021