Zoonotic transmission of Chlamydia psittaci in a chicken and turkey hatchery

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Dickx, Veerle; Vanrompay, Daisy;
(2011)
  • Journal: issn: 0022-2615
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.030528-0
  • Subject: RISK-ASSESSMENT | AVIAN CHLAMYDIOSIS | EGG TRANSMISSION | CHLAMYDOPHILA-PSITTACI | INFECTIONS | EMPHASIS | OUTBREAK | PCR | Veterinary Sciences
    mesheuropmc: bacteria | urologic and male genital diseases | bacterial infections and mycoses | eye diseases | female genital diseases and pregnancy complications

Chlamydia psittaci is an obligately intracellular Gram-negative bacterium causing respiratory disease (chlamydiosis) or asymptomatic carriage in birds. C. psittaci is a zoonotic agent causing psittacosis or parrot fever in humans. Vertical and/or horizontal transmission... View more
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