Fatal chlamydia avium infection in captive picazuro pigeons, the Netherlands

Marja Kik*, Marloes Heijne, Jooske IJzer, Guy Grinwis, Yvonne Pannekoek, Andrea Gröne

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Abstract

In 2016, an outbreak of Chlamydia avium infection occurred among Picazuro pigeons (Patagioenas picazuro) living in an aviary in the Netherlands. Molecular typing revealed a unique strain of C. avium. Our findings show that C. avium infection, which usually causes subclinical infection, can cause fatal disease in pigeons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2520-2522
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

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