Chlamydophila psittaci Transmission from Pet Birds to Humans
Published Date:Jul 2007
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 13(7):1108-1110.
Disease Transmission, Infectious
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Description:We studied zoonotic transmission of Chlamydophila psittaci in 39 breeding facilities for Psittaciformes (cockatoos, parrots, parakeets, lories) that frequently used antimicrobial drugs. Genotypes A or E/B were detected in 14.9% of humans at these facilities. Information on antimicrobial drug use in Psittaciformes and a C. psittaci vaccine are urgently required.
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