Avian chlamydiosis

Avian chlamydiosis

An illness in pet birds and poultry caused by Chlamydia psittaci. It is also known as parrot fever in birds.
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Avian chlamydiosis as a zoonotic disease and risk reduction strategies.
[12.] Compendium of measures to control chlamydia psittaci infection among humans (psittacosis) and pet birds (avian chlamydiosis), 1998.
Avian chlamydiosis (AC) refers to any infection with or disease caused by C.
Compendium of measures to control Chlamydia psittaci infection among humans (psitaccosis) and pet birds (avian chlamydiosis).
In birds, C psittaci infection is referred to as avian chlamydiosis. Infected birds shed the bacteria through feces and nasal discharges, and humans become infected from exposure to these materials.
Chlamydia pisittaci infections: a review with emphasis on avian chlamydiosis. Veterinary Microbiology, v.45, p.93-119, 1995.
To identify birds with avian chlamydiosis, we invited all local veterinarians and wildlife workers by letter to submit sick or dead birds for testing at a regional veterinary laboratory.
Results of avian chlamydiosis testing via PCR were negative.
The bird returned for re-examination 3 months after discontinuation of doxycycline and 6 months after the initial diagnosis with no external clinical signs of avian chlamydiosis or liver disease.
The main lesions found at necropsy were consistent with those described previously for avian chlamydiosis; the presence of Chlamydiaceae was confirmed through immunofluorescence and amplification with further sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene by using hepatic tissue.