Campylobacter

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Campylobacter

[‚kam·pə·lə′bak·tər]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Spirillaceae; spirally curved rods that are motile by means of a polar flagellum at one or both poles.
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Thermotolerant Campylobacter species have an optimum growth temperature of 42o C.
Campylobacter enteritis cases are usually self-limiting, but treatment with antibiotics may be required e.
2005), Campylobacter isolates from antibiotic-free products were significantly less likely to be fluoroquinolone resistant than those from conventional producers.
Given that shellfish may be cultured and harvested in marine waters that are contaminated with agricultural run-off or with human sewage, shellfish concentrate fecal pathogens, including campylobacters mainly in their gill tissues and such produce may be a hazard to public health, particularly if (1) they are consumed raw; (2) are eaten following only a partial cooking or (3) are allowed to cross-contaminate other foods and utensils in the kitchen, where they are being prepared.
Why are some Campylobacters more pathogenic than others?
Few studies have examined laboratory testing practices for common enteric pathogens, particularly Campylobacter spp.
Campylobacters are also a significant cause of Travellers' Diarrhoea.
One year later, we began a survey of Campylobacter isolates on chicken products from these two companies and from two producers claiming total abstention from antibiotic use.
Thermophilic campylobacters in surface waters around Lancaster, UK: negative correlation with Campylobacter infection in the community.
We describe isolates from human Campylobacter infection in the French population and the isolates' antimicrobial drug resistance patterns since 1986 and compare the trends with those of isolates from broiler chickens and pigs from 1999 through 2004.
Occurrence and molecular characterization of reptilian Campylobacter fetus strains isolated in Taiwan.