Avian chlamydiosis

Last Modified: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:07:30 IST
Disease name Avian chlamydiosis
Animal Health Law Category if applicable D, E
Species affected Avian
Description Avian chlamydiosis (AC) is caused by the bacterium Chlamydophila psittaci. Depending on the virulence of the chlamydial strain and the avian host defence, chlamydiae cause pericarditis, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, airsacculitis, pneumonia, lateral nasal adenitis, peritonitis, hepatitis, and splenitis. Generalised infections result in fever, anorexia, lethargy, diarrhoea, and occasionally shock and death.
Status in Ireland Present
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland 2019
DAFM Division Responsible Veterinary Public Health, Pig & Poultry Health Division
Contact pigandpoultryhealth@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130/made/en/
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed Yes
OIE Link http://www.oie.int/en/animal-health-in-the-world/information-on-aquatic-and-terrestrial-animal-diseases/