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Challenges in using serological methods to explore historical transmission risk of Chlamydia psittaci in a workforce with high exposure to equine chlamydiosis

Jones, Belinda; Taylor, Kylie; Lucas, Robyn; Merritt, Tony D; Chicken, Catherine; Heller, Jane; Carrick, Joan; Givney, Rod; Durrheim, David N

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This report describes the challenges encountered in using serological methods to study the historical transmission risk of C. psittaci from horses to humans. Methods In 2017, serology and risk factor questionnaire data from a group of individuals, whose occupations involved close contact with horses, were collected to assess the seroprevalence of antibodies to C. psittaci and identify risk factors associated with previous exposure. Results 147 participants were enrolled in the study,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/211095
Source: Communicable Diseases Intelligence
DOI: 10.33321/cdi.2019.43.65
Access Rights: Open Access

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