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Chlamydia psittaci in birds of prey, Sweden
Section of Clinical Bacteriology, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University.
Section of Clinical Bacteriology, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University.
Section for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology, Linnaeus University, Kalmar.
Department of Contaminant Research, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm.
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2012 (English)In: Infection Ecology and Epidemiology, ISSN 2000-8686, Vol. 2, 8435- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Chlamydia psittaci is an intracellular bacterium primarily causing respiratory diseases in birds but may also be transmitted to other animals, including humans. The prevalence of the pathogen in wild birds in Sweden is largely unknown. Methods: DNA was extracted from cloacae swabs and screened for C. psittaci by using a 23S rRNA gene PCR assay. Partial 16S rRNA and ompA gene fragments were sequence determined and phylogenies were analysed by the neighbour-joining method. Results and conclusion: The C. psittaci prevalence was 1.3% in 319 Peregrine Falcons and White-tailed Sea Eagles, vulnerable top-predators in Sweden. 16S rRNA and ompA gene analysis showed that novel Chlamydia species, as well as novel C. psittaci strains, are to be found among wild birds.

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2012. Vol. 2, 8435- p.
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Chlamydia, Sweden, eagle, falcon, zoonosis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8682DOI: 10.3402/iee.v2i0.8435OAI: diva2:454405
Available from: 2011-11-07 Created: 2011-11-07 Last updated: 2014-06-05Bibliographically approved

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