Project

Development and implementation of a Chlamydophila psittaci molecular diagnostic platform to study the epidemiology of the infection and for tracing zoonotic transmission from birds to man

Duration
01 August 2007 → 31 July 2011
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Bacteriology
    • Infectious diseases
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary epidemiology
Keywords
chlamydia psittaci bids zoonosis
 
Project description

Psittacosis still presents an epidemiologic and diagnostic challenge. Both prevalence and diagnosis are the subject of this study. We aim to compare different diagnostic technics and evaluate the influence of a number of factors on the transfer from bird to main.