Chlamydophila psittaci zoonotic risk assessment in a chicken and turkey slaughterhouse.

@article{Dickx2010ChlamydophilaPZ,
  title={Chlamydophila psittaci zoonotic risk assessment in a chicken and turkey slaughterhouse.},
  author={Veerle L C Dickx and Tom Geens and Thomas P G Deschuyffeleer and Laurens F V Tyberghien and Taher Harkinezhad and Delphine Sylvie Anne Beeckman and Lutgart A Braeckman and Daisy C. G. Vanrompay},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={
          3244-50
        }
}
Chlamydophila psittaci causes respiratory disease in poultry and can be transmitted to humans. We conducted a C. psittaci zoonotic risk assessment study of a chicken and turkey slaughterhouse. Eighty-five percent of the slaughtered chicken flocks tested positive by PCR and culture. Genotype D was discovered. Fifty-seven percent of the slaughtered turkey flocks tested positive by PCR and culture. Genotype D was present. For the chicken slaughterhouse employees, 7.5% and 6% tested positive for C… CONTINUE READING
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