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what animals does chlamydia psittaci occur in?

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Chlamydia (now known as Chlamydophila) psittaci has been mainly associated with parrots and other Psittacine birds.  There is also a cat variant of this same bacteria that causes an infection around the eyes (conjunctiva) of cats and there is a vaccine available for this in cats.

The bacteria does also infect humans and is mainly a potentially serious respiratory pathogen.  You should be able to get a lot more info on the human aspects of psittacosis (ornithosis) on the human medicine pages of this web site. 

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