Korean J Vet Res > Volume 52(3); 2012 > Article
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2012;52(3):193-198.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2012.52.3.193    Published online September 30, 2012.
Clinico-pathological Features of Chlamydophila psittaci Infection in Parrots and Genetic Characterization of the Isolates
Il-Hwan Kim, Jin-Wook Jang, Su-Hyung Lee, Dae-Yong Kim, Won-Jin Seong, Hyuk-Joon Kwon, Jae-Hong Kim
College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Research Institute, Seoul National University
Chlamydophila psittaci에 감염된 앵무새의 임상병리학적 특징과 원인균의 ompA 유전자 비교분석
김일환, 장진욱, 이수형, 김대용, 성원진, 권혁준, 김재홍
서울대학교 수의과대학 및 수의과학연구소
Avian chlamydiosis is caused by Chlamydophila psittaci and considered as one of an important zoonotic disease throughout the world. Among more than 400 avian species including poultry and pet birds susceptible to the disease, psittacine birds were known to be mostly susceptible hosts. In Korea, no outbreak of the disease and genetic analysis of the agent in poultry and pet birds have been reported. With histopathological findings and genetic identification of a causative agent, avian chlamydiosis was identified in parrots submitted from the same pet bird farm in 2006 and 2009 for the diagnosis. Based on genetic sequences and phylogenetic analysis of ompA gene, the two isolates of Chlamydophila psittaci showed 100% of genetic similarity and belonged to genotype A, suggesting that the same agent might be continuously circulated in the farm. This result indicates that serological survey of the disease in pet bird farms and impact of the disease on significance in public health may be further studied.
Key Words: avian chlamydiosis, Chlamydophila psittaci, ompA gene, parrots
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