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Project

Plat4m-2Bt-psittacose: Reducing the psittacosis burden

About 1,500 cases of human pneumonia are estimated to be psittacosis-related. The causal bird species, however, remain unclear. In cooperation with doctors, researchers, diagnosticians and veterinary public health officials, Wageningen University & Research researchers work on increasing the human diagnostic capacity and identification of additional reservoir bird species. An online platform to share information about human and animal cases has been developed with the aim of reducing the disease burden of psittacosis.