Since the discovery of the life cycle of Chlamydia (formerly Bedsonia) by Bedson and others more than 50 years ago, it has become evident that the species of Chlamydia they studied (Chlamydia psittaci) is widespread among animals, including mammals and birds. The agent is now known to cause a variety of diseases in animals, such as spontaneous abortion, eye infection, pneumonia, peritonitis, and various neurological conditions, to mention a few (cf. Macfarlane and Macrae, 1983).
KeywordsChlamydia Trachomatis Chlamydial Infection Genital Infection Historical Outline Intracytoplasmic Inclusion
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