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Chlamydophila psittaci (Psittacosis bacteria / Chlamydiosis bacteria)

Synonyms: Chlamydia psittaci

Wikipedia Abstract

Chlamydophila psittaci is a lethal intracellular bacterial species that may cause endemic avian chlamydiosis, epizootic outbreaks in mammals, and respiratory psittacosis in humans. Potential hosts include feral birds and domesticated poultry as well as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Chlamydophila psittaci is transmitted by inhalation, contact or ingestion among birds and to mammals. Psittacosis in birds and in humans often starts with flu-like symptoms and becomes a life-threatening pneumonia.
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Parasite of 
Capra ibex (ibex)[1]
Capricornis crispus (Japanese serow)[1]
Cervus elaphus (wapiti or elk)[1]
Dama dama (fallow deer)[1]
Puma concolor (Cougar)[1]
Rupicapra pyrenaica (Pyrenean chamoios)[1]
Sus scrofa (wild boar)[1]
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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