National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
EZIPs
TaxonomySpeciesChlamydophila abortus
CategoryBacteria
GenusChlamydia
FamilyChlamydiaceae
Order/ClassChlamydiales
PhylumChlamydiae
Human and animal diseaseHuman diseaseChlamydophila abortusinfection
Predominant syndromePre- and perinatal
Occ. risk groupAnimal producers
Incubation time1-4 weeks
Disease in farm animalsYes
Disease in pets and horsesNo
Disease in wildlifeNo
Specfic animal speciesRuminants
ReservoirsHumansNo
Farm animalsYes
Pets and horsesNo
WildlifeNo
Specific animal speciesRuminants
TransmissionHuman to humanNo
SkinNo
Tissue/blood: ArthropodsNo
Tissue/blood: Invasive actionsNo
Secreta/excreta: AirYes
Secreta/excreta: Water/food/environmentYes
Secreta/excreta: Close animal contactNo
Transmission infoBirthing prod.
Geographic distributionNetherlandsYes
EuropeYes
AfricaYes
North AmericaYes
South AmericaYes
AustraliaYes
AsiaYes
Distribution infoWorldwide
InfoSpecifics
Human ref. website URL
Animal ref. website URL
  Value Normalised valueWeightScore
1Probability of introduction into the Netherlands100% 10,4180,42
2Transmission in animal reservoirs10% 0,860,2920,25
3Economic damage, animal reservoirs5M€ 0,30,3370,1
4Animal-human transmission0,005% 00,6260
5Human-human transmission0% 00,3390
6Morbidity0,06 0,280,1810,05
7Mortality0,05% 0,530,6430,34
 Total    1,16
 Normalised score    0,46