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Campylobacter in Poultry – Health authority is working to stop contamiantion

Radio New Zealand reported that the New Zealand Health Authority is working to prevent Campylobacter from reaching consumers there. In an explanation of why Campylobacter infection is common, and is a serious concern, the health authority stated that, “Cmpylobacter exists in farm animals generally but poultry is regarded as the primary pathway for spreading the disease to consumers. . . . [T]he disease is probably entering the food chain with the birds at the farm.”