Investigation of the prevalence of chlamydiosis in the Australian chicken m


The outcomes of this project will be a better understanding of the status of Australian chicken flocks in relation to chlamydiosis, particularly as it relates to the possible spread of the disease to humans.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The University of Melbourne

Objective Summary

To investigate the extent and prevalence of chlamydiosis in Australian poultry flocks To determine the species of Chlamydia/Chlamydophila involved in clinical disease To understand if the role of the pathogen is primary or secondary To develop areliable and sensitive detection test for chlamydiosis in poultry To develop a reliable and sensitive serological test for chlamydiosis in poultry

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Friday, April 1, 2011

National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Protecting Australia from invasive diseases and pests

National Priority

CME-Improving Food Safety of Australian Chicken Meat