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Zoonotic transmission of Chlamydia psittaci in a chicken and turkey hatchery

Veerle Dickx UGent and Daisy Vanrompay UGent (2011) JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 60(6). p.775-779
abstract
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 via eggs might have serious repercussions on the C. psittaci infection status of poultry flocks and thus on zoonotic risk for all workers along the poultry supply chain. We therefore studied the presence of C. psittaci in a hatchery. In addition, we examined all (n=4) employees of the hatchery to evaluate the zoonotic risk. We could not detect C. psittaci on either eggshells or eggshell membranes. However, C. psittaci isolates of different outer-membrane protein A (ompA) genotypes were cultured from the air of both turkey (genotypes A and C) and chicken (genotype D) hatching chambers. Zoonotic transmission occurred in all employees and a mixed infection with up to three different genotypes (A, D and C), also found in air samples, was discovered. Diagnostic monitoring and reporting of C. psittaci infections in poultry workers should be promoted. Additionally, an efficient veterinary vaccine and information campaigns on zoonotic risk and preventive measures against C. psittaci transmission would be beneficial to public health.
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keyword
AVIAN CHLAMYDIOSIS, CHLAMYDOPHILA-PSITTACI, EGG TRANSMISSION, RISK-ASSESSMENT, INFECTIONS, PCR, EMPHASIS, OUTBREAK
journal title
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
J. Med. Microbiol.
volume
60
issue
6
pages
775 - 779
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000291370200012
JCR category
MICROBIOLOGY
JCR impact factor
2.502 (2011)
JCR rank
54/111 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
0022-2615
DOI
10.1099/jmm.0.030528-0
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1244728
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1244728
date created
2011-05-26 14:01:31
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2012-07-01 00:30:36
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  abstract     = {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 via eggs might have serious repercussions on the C. psittaci infection status of poultry flocks and thus on zoonotic risk for all workers along the poultry supply chain. We therefore studied the presence of C. psittaci in a hatchery. In addition, we examined all (n=4) employees of the hatchery to evaluate the zoonotic risk. We could not detect C. psittaci on either eggshells or eggshell membranes. However, C. psittaci isolates of different outer-membrane protein A (ompA) genotypes were cultured from the air of both turkey (genotypes A and C) and chicken (genotype D) hatching chambers. Zoonotic transmission occurred in all employees and a mixed infection with up to three different genotypes (A, D and C), also found in air samples, was discovered. Diagnostic monitoring and reporting of C. psittaci infections in poultry workers should be promoted. Additionally, an efficient veterinary vaccine and information campaigns on zoonotic risk and preventive measures against C. psittaci transmission would be beneficial to public health.},
  author       = {Dickx, Veerle and Vanrompay, Daisy},
  issn         = {0022-2615},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY},
  keyword      = {AVIAN CHLAMYDIOSIS,CHLAMYDOPHILA-PSITTACI,EGG TRANSMISSION,RISK-ASSESSMENT,INFECTIONS,PCR,EMPHASIS,OUTBREAK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {775--779},
  title        = {Zoonotic transmission of Chlamydia psittaci in a chicken and turkey hatchery},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/jmm.0.030528-0},
  volume       = {60},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Dickx, Veerle, and Daisy Vanrompay. 2011. “Zoonotic Transmission of Chlamydia Psittaci in a Chicken and Turkey Hatchery.” Journal of Medical Microbiology 60 (6): 775–779.
APA
Dickx, V., & Vanrompay, D. (2011). Zoonotic transmission of Chlamydia psittaci in a chicken and turkey hatchery. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 60(6), 775–779.
Vancouver
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Dickx V, Vanrompay D. Zoonotic transmission of Chlamydia psittaci in a chicken and turkey hatchery. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 2011;60(6):775–9.
MLA
Dickx, Veerle, and Daisy Vanrompay. “Zoonotic Transmission of Chlamydia Psittaci in a Chicken and Turkey Hatchery.” JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY 60.6 (2011): 775–779. Print.