Chlamydia pp 263-267 | Cite as

Chlamydia psittaci Infections in Humans

  • Pers-Anders Mårdh
  • Jorma Paavonen
  • Mirja Puolakkainen


During the late 1920s, there was a great deal of interest in C. psittaci infections related to the ongoing pandemic of “parrot fever,” i. e., of psittacosis, caused by transmission of avian chlamydiae to humans. Small outbreaks of psittacosis/ornithosis occur constantly, particularly among shopkeepers selling caged birds, among visitors of such shops, and among persons working in the poultry industry.


Poultry Industry Sheep Farming Tetracycline Hydrochloride Intervillous Space Chlamydia Psittaci 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pers-Anders Mårdh
    • 1
  • Jorma Paavonen
    • 2
  • Mirja Puolakkainen
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Clinical BacteriologyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Helsinki University Central HospitalHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Institute of VirologyUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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