Chlamydophila psittaci in Fulmars, the Faroe Islands

Bjorn Herrmann, Heléna Persson, Jens-Kjeld Jensen, Høgni Debes Joensen, Markus Klint, Björn Olsen

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Chlamydophila psittaci was detected in 10% of 431 fulmars examined from the Faroe Islands. Analysis of ompA showed a sequence almost identical to that of the type strain. The origin of C. psittaci outbreaks in fulmars is discussed. Despite a high level of exposure, the risk for transmission of C. psittaci to humans is low.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330–332
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Chlamydophila psittaci
  • fulmar
  • psittacosis
  • avian chlamydiosis
  • chlamydophilosis
  • Faroe Islands
  • dispatch


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