Chlamydia, chlamydia everywhere (and now in ticks…)!
While the detection of C. pecorum in several new marsupial hosts was interesting, perhaps the most surprising discovery was the detection of DNA sequences related to several recently described new chlamydia found in a survey of Australian ticks
). Over the last 20 years or so, the access to DNA sequencing technology has revealed an untapped level of diversity of bacteria related to the ‘traditional’ chlamydial pathogens of koalas, humans and domesticated animals. Indeed, many of these new bacteria can be found in surprising locations, including amoeba and arthropods such as ticks, cockroaches and flies. The current study found that the most common chlamydial infections detected in non-koala marsupials were of tick origin, suggesting that, like several other bacterial pathogens, these novel chlamydiae may be transmitted by tick bite.
Studies are now underway to investigate the disease-causing potential of these novel chlamydial infections of Australian marsupials.
P.S.: 'marsupial' betekent buideldier in het Nederlands
Bron: koalahealthhub.org.au, lees meer
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