A feline strain of Chlamydia psittaci was isolated in tissue culture from nasal and conjunctival swabs from a free range domestic cat with bilateral conjunctivitis and rhinitis, living in the Liverpool area of the UK. The isolate was identified as C psittaci on the basis of its characteristic inclusion morphology in cell culture and by means of specific indirect immunofluorescence with known C psittaci specific antiserum. The isolate could be differentiated from other chlamydiae of non-feline origin by its amino acid nutritional requirements.
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