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Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2002 Sep;144(9):463-6.

[Abortion in humans caused by Chlamydophila abortus (Chlamydia psittaci serovar 1)].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Veterinärpathologie der Universität Zürich. apos@vetpath.unizh.ch

Abstract

On a farm housing cattle and goats an abortion storm occurred affecting 50% of the goats during the lambing season 2000/2001. In one of three investigated caprine abortions Chlamydophila abortus could be identified as etiology. During this time a pregnant woman (pregnancy week 19/20) had contact with aborting goats. She developed a severe generalized infection and aborted. The placenta contained Chlamydophila abortus shown by immunohistochemistry and PCR. Aim of the present case report is to alert veterinarians about the potential zoonotic risk of ovine/caprine abortions.

PMID:
12677684
DOI:
10.1024/0036-7281.144.9.463
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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