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What does zoonotic mean?
transferrable from animals to humans
Name the three zoonotic atypical bacteria?
- C. psittaci
- F. tularensis
- C. burnetti
Largest mode of transportation for zoonotic bacteria?
What is Psittacosis?
Sever infection w/ C. psittaci
Signs and symptoms of Psittacosis?
- high fever
- dissemination & chronic inflammation
- cyanosis & anoxia
What test is definitive of C. psittaci?
DOC for C. psittaci?
Doxycycline (like other chalmydial infections)
What is Tularemia?
disease of F. tularensis
Signs and symptoms of Tularemia (rabbit fever)?
- necrotizing granulomas
- lobar pneumonia
Where in the body does F. tularensis replicate?
What should be the titer and common test for F. tularensis?
- Titer >160
- test: DFA (fluorescence)
DOc for F. turalensis
T/F the live attenuated vaccine will not prevent Tularemia?
What are the two forms of C. burnetii?
- SCV (small cell variant): infectious, Category B
- LCV (large cell variant): obligate intracellular, live in phagolysosome
Most common disease caused by C. burnetii?
Acute Q-fever signs and symptoms?
- high fever
- horrible HAs
- possible hepatitis
chronic Q-fever signs and symptoms?
- more than 6 months
- Subacute endocarditis on artificial or damaged valve
Common serological test for C. burnetii?
- Acute: IgM to phase I & II ags, IgG to phase II ags
- Chronic: increased IgG/IgA to phase I ags, decline to Phase II ags
DOC for C. burnetii