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Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
Psittacosis is a disease caused by the bacteria Chlamydia psittaci, which is usually transmitted to humans from birds in the parrot family. The bacteria is also found in other species including poultry, pigeons, canaries and sea birds. The disease is usually mild, however, in some people, particularly the elderly, it can produce severe illness
Public health management guidelines
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland doctors/clinicians (PHA S70) or person in charge of a Hospital (PHA S71) (PDF, 77kB) - if faxing notification, follow up by phone.
Epidemiological data and reports
- Case report form (PDF, 504kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.