Query: NC_017290:716092 Chlamydophila psittaci 08DC60 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Chlamydia psittaci; Chlamydia; Chlamydiaceae; Chlamydiales; Chlamydiae; Bacteria General Information: This organism was previously called Rickettsia psittaci, Chlamydia psittaci or Ehrlichia psittaci. Usually these type of human infections occur when in close contact with infected birds (poultry workers, pet owners), although instances of person to person transmission have been found.
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General Information: This strain was isolated from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Obligate intracellular bacterium and causative agent of heartwater. This organism causes heartwater, a disease with a high mortality rate that affects both wild and domesticated ruminants in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the Caribbean. The name heartwater refers to the hydropericardium (excessive fluid in the sac surrounding the heart) commonly found associated with infection. This organism is found in membrane-bound vacuoles in endothelial cells and neutrophils and is an obligate intracellular parasite.