Specificity of Chlamydia pneumoniae for humans : analysis of previous cross-host transmission events and the role of tryptophan availability in host specificity [ 2011 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Chlamydia pneumoniae infections in humans and animals : is it a zoonosis and what factors dictate host specificity

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Researchers: Prof Kenneth Beagley (Participant) Prof Peter Timms (Principal investigator)

Brief description Chlamydia are major causes of sexually transmitted disease but they also cause respiratory disease (Chlamydia pneumoniae) which is widespread across Australia and indeed the whole world (80% of people have been infected at some time in their life). Recent results suggest that the respiratory infections in humans came from animals and in this project we aim to identify which animals might have transmitted this infection to humans and determine if there is a continuing risk. We also plan to determine what defines animal versus human infections.

Funding Amount $AUD 413,568.10

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