Avian chlamydiosis

Last Modified: Mon, 26 Jun 2023 14:34:25 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 N/A
DAFM Division Responsible VPHPPH
Contact pigandpoultryhealth@agriculture.gov.ie
S.I. No. 130/2016 - Notification and Control of Diseases affecting Terrestrial Animals (No. 2) Regulations 2016. (irishstatutebook.ie)
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
WOAH Listed Yes
WOAH Link https://www.woah.org/en/disease/avian-chlamydiosis/