campylobacter

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campylobacter

(ˌkæmpɪləʊˈbæktə)
n
(Microbiology) a rod-shaped bacterium that causes infections in cattle and man. Unpasteurized milk infected with campylobacter is a common cause of gastroenteritis
[from Greek kampulos bent + bacter(ium)]
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We also found this elevated risk for ulcerative colitis among Campylobacter infections (n = 57,425; SIR 2.
However, severe or long-lasting Campylobacter infections do occur and may justify antimicrobial drug therapy.
Potentially important corrections include the following: 1) not attributing resistance from foreign travel and human ciprofloxacin use to domestic use of enrofloxacin in poultry (this could reduce the estimated risk by [approximately equal to] 1 /3) (2); 2) updating the estimated fraction of human foodborne Campylobacter infections caused by poultry to reflect declines in microbial loads on chicken carcasses since 1992 reduces the estimated risk by a factor of perhaps 1/10 (3) (the cited 90% estimate by Hurd et al.
Although rarely fatal, Campylobacter infections cause considerable illness and loss of productivity and may be associated with severe disabling consequences, including arthritis and demyelinating disease (Guillain-Barre syndrome) (1).
Intervention technologies to decrease the numbers of Campylobacter existing in poultry products are hence very important to achieving the goal of reducing Campylobacter infections.
Poultry is also a major source of Campylobacter infections (9).
Edward Kunonga, the borough's director of public health, said: "In Middlesbrough, campylobacter infections account for more than half of all food-borne diseases reported to the council.
We are encouraged by the reduction of STEC O157:H7 illnesses, which reflects our science-based approach to beef inspection, and we look forward to seeing further reductions in Salmonella and Campylobacter infections as our improved standards for poultry take effect later this year, " said Al Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at USDA.
Often, however, they are sickly, with the stress of transport adding to their worm burden and campylobacter infections.
The rate of campylobacter infections was 13 percent higher in 2013 compared to 2006-2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Campylobacter infections in children under the age of two years are especially frequent, sometimes resulting in death.
Whether or not current regulations are as toothless as suggested by the EWG, increased compliance with standards outlined by regulatory bodies and a better understanding of how antibiotic resistance increased instances of foodbome illness will be vital in reversing the upward trend of campylobacter infections.

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