First Experimental Evidence for the Transmission of Chlamydia psittaci in Poultry through Eggshell Penetration.

@article{Ahmed2017FirstEE,
  title={First Experimental Evidence for the Transmission of Chlamydia psittaci in Poultry through Eggshell Penetration.},
  author={Basharat Ahmed and C DE Boeck and Annelien Dumont and Eric Cox and Koen De Reu and Daisy C G Vanrompay},
  journal={Transboundary and emerging diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={167-170}
}
Eggshell penetration by pathogens is considered a potential route for their transmission in poultry flocks. Additionally, in case of zoonotic pathogens, contact with infected eggs or their consumption can result in human infection. Chlamydia psittaci is a zoonotic bacterium that causes a respiratory disease in poultry and humans. In this study, we provide an experimental evidence for eggshell penetration by C. psittaci. Additionally, we show that after eggshell penetration, C. psittaci could… CONTINUE READING