Saturday, April 23, 2016

Campylobacter jejuni association with foods

Campylobacter jejune is a harmless inhabitant of the gastrointestinal tract of a variety of wild and domestic animals. Studies have revealed that as many as 30-100% of poultry 40-60% of cattle, and 60-80% of swine carry the organism in there intestinal tracts.

For this reason, the organisms principally associated with foods of animal origin. A comprehension survey of US retail fresh red meat and poultry 4-5% of pork, 3.5%of beef and 8 % of lamb contained C. jejuni and/or C.coli.

Raw milk is the food most commonly incriminated as a vehicle of forborne outbreaks of campylobacter enteritis, although epidemiological studies indicate that poultry is also a common source of infection.
Campylobacter jejuni association with foods

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