National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
EZIPs
TaxonomySpeciesChlamydophila psittaci
CategoryBacteria
GenusChlamydia
FamilyChlamydiaceae
Order/ClassChlamydiales
PhylumChlamydiae
Human and animal diseaseHuman diseasePsittacosis
Predominant syndromeRespiratory
Occ. risk groupn/a
Incubation time5-21 days
Disease in farm animalsYes
Disease in pets and horsesYes
Disease in wildlifeYes
Specfic animal speciesBirds
ReservoirsHumansNo
Farm animalsYes
Pets and horsesYes
WildlifeYes
Specific animal speciesBirds
TransmissionHuman to humanNo
SkinNo
Tissue/blood: ArthropodsNo
Tissue/blood: Invasive actionsNo
Secreta/excreta: AirYes
Secreta/excreta: Water/food/environmentNo
Secreta/excreta: Close animal contactNo
Transmission infoInhalation
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 reservoirs0,5M€ 00,3370
4Animal-human transmission0,05% 0,230,6260,15
5Human-human transmission0% 00,3390
6Morbidity0,06 0,280,1810,05
7Mortality0,5% 0,670,6430,43
 Total    1,3
 Normalised score    0,51