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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Risk factors for sporadic Campylobacter infection in the United States: a case-control study in FoodNet sites.
Various strains of Campylobacter are of potential concern and risk analysis studies have shown evidence that pet ownership has been linked to Campylobacter infections in humans, including direct evidence of transmission of a Campylobacter jejuni strain between a human and a dog living in the same household (Damborg, Olsen, M [phi] ller Nielsen, & Guardabassi, 2004).
FoodNet determined that, in addition to various other strains of foodborne bacteria and viruses, campylobacter infection was found in 14.
Data Source: A survey of 189 individuals with a history of Salmonella or Campylobacter infection.
Campylobacter infections in humans are a major cause of bacterial foodborne illness.
The World Health Organisation has noted that campylobacter infections in children under two in developing countries are especially frequent, sometimes resulting in death.
Epidemiology of Campylobacter infections in the United States and other industrialized nations.
The report highlights "specific concern about bacterial resistance to antibiotics used in the treatment of Salmonella and Campylobacter infections.
The next two sections describe the clinical and epidemiological aspects of Campylobacter infections, pathogenesis, and immunity.
Consumers can avoid Campylobacter infections by washing their hands, utensils and surfaces thoroughly during and after handling raw chicken, and cooking it to 160 degrees F.
SAN DIEGO -- Cases of Campylobacter infections in the United States declined by an average of 30% between 1996 and 2006, according to an epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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