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Multiple cases of conjunctivitis accompanied by severe eye pain have been reported recently in persons who either own or handle cats. The cause of the painful infection is the Chlamydia psittaci, a minute organism that causes feline chlamydiosis, a highly infectious upper respiratory disease in cats that can be transmitted to humans.

The infection can be avoided if cats are immunized. Cat owners should check with their veterinarians to make sure their pets have received either Eclipse 4 or Eclipse 4 KP-R vaccines. The immunization protects against chlamydiosis and other common infectious diseases.

If an individual develops conjunctivitis, antibiotics will eventually clear up the condition.
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Title Annotation:human conjunctivitis as result of Chlamydia psittaci infection
Publication:Medical Update
Date:Oct 1, 1989
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