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Bird diseases

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Psittacosis parrot fever - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Psittacosis, a lung infection which is also called parrot fever. The bacteria which causes the disease in humans is carried by birds, which often show no sign of disease. People who have close contact with birds, such as parrot breeders,...

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Avian Influenza or Bird Flu

This page contains information about Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu.

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Bird flu (avian influenza) - myDr.com.au

Avian influenza, or bird flu, is an infectious disease caused by a type of influenza virus. Find out about outbreaks, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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Bird flu (influenza A; avian influenza) information | myVMC

Bird flu or avian influenza is a viral infection with type A influenza. It typically affects birds but is sometimes transmitted to humans.

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Virus surveillance: National overview

This page contains an overview of arbovirus and malaria surveillance in Australia.

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Kunjin/West Nile virus infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention

Kunjin/West Nile virus infection is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and is always present in tropical parts of Australia

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

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Do pets have an impact on our mental health? - The SANE Blog

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest levels of pet ownership in the world?Around 36% of households own a dog and 23% include a cat as part of the family. And then there are horses, guinea pigs, fish, birds . . .

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Yellow fever | myVMC

Yellow fever is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by fever, jaundice, kidney failure, and bleeding

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Salmonella infection - including symptoms, treatment and prevention :: SA Health

An infection of the bowel caused by Salmonella bacteria which occurs in many domestic and wild animals and birds and can infect humans

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