Protective adaptive immunity to Chlamydophila abortus infection and control of ovine enzootic abortion (OEA).

@article{Rocchi2009ProtectiveAI,
  title={Protective adaptive immunity to Chlamydophila abortus infection and control of ovine enzootic abortion (OEA).},
  author={Mara S L Rocchi and Sean R Wattegedera and Ilaria Meridiani and Gary Entrican},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 1-2},
  pages={112-21}
}
Ovine enzootic abortion (OEA) remains a major problem in sheep-rearing countries despite the availability of protective vaccines. The causative agent, Chlamydophila abortus, is a Gram-negative bacterium that can induce a persistent, subclinical infection in non-pregnant sheep. The development of a new safe, effective and practical vaccine requires a detailed understanding of host-pathogen interactions and the identification of clear correlates of protection. Since disease (abortion) is only… CONTINUE READING
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