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Bird diseases

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Avian influenza in humans ("bird flu") - Diseases

Avian influenza is primarily a disease of birds. Overseas, humans have rarely been infected after close contact with infected birds. To prevent infection, avoid contact with birds and their droppings in affected countries.

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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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Psittacosis

Psittacosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Chlamydia psittaci, carried by birds. Humans most commonly catch the disease from infected birds by inhaling the bacteria from secretions and droppings. Older people generally experience more severe illness. This disease can be treated with antibiotics.

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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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Avian Influenza or Bird Flu

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

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Kunjin virus

Kunjin virus is closely related to West Nile virus. Mosquitoes can sometimes transmit Kunjin virus from infected birds to people.

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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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Psittacosis (Parrot Fever) | Public Health

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Kids' Health - Topics - Shingles

After someone has had chicken pox, the virus stays in the nerve cells of the person's spine (called 'nerve roots'). It does not damage the nerve or the way the nerve works until, for some reason which is not yet clear, the virus starts to grow again, causing shingles.

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