chlamydia psittaci -- diagnosis in humans

Thu Sep 26 20:28:43 EST 1996

>'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
>> Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA
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>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.

ever heard of psittacosis? There was an outbreak in Australia last year
some time. C psittaci can cause disease in humans!!!!!


Paul Taylor
Department of Microbiology
University of Melbourne
Parkville   Victoria    3052
Ph  : +61 3 9344 5698
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