chlamydia psittaci -- diagnosis in humans
'Gavia immer' Deborah Wisti-Peterson
nyneve at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 26 14:18:50 EST 1996
In article <324A9C8A.DEC at infect.dmed.iupui.edu>,
Diane R. Stothard <dianes at infect.dmed.iupui.edu> wrote:
>'Gavia immer' Deborah Wisti-Peterson wrote:
>> how is chlamydia psittaci diagnosed in humans? how is
>> it diagnosed in humans that have been exposed to this
>> organism but are asymptomatic?
>> thanks for your responses.
>> Deborah Wisti-Peterson email:nyneve at u.washington.edu
>> Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
>> Visit me on the web: http://weber.u.washington.edu/~nyneve/
>> =-=-=-Graduate School: it's not just a job, it's an indenture!=-=-=
>Chlamydia psittaci is not a human pathogen. It infects birds and other
>animals. Chlamydial human pathogens include C. trachomatis which causes
>trachoma and is the agent of the sexually transmitted disease, and C.
chlamydia psittaci is a zoonosis. it is capable of infecting
humans and other mammals. if left untreated in humans, it has
a 20-23% mortality rate. people that are exposed to infected
birds can become ill with this disease, although human-to-human
transmission has never been documented (to my knowledge).
Deborah Wisti-Peterson email:nyneve at u.washington.edu
Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
Visit me on the web: http://weber.u.washington.edu/~nyneve/
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