Campylobacter Resources

A team of Iowa State University researchers has received a federal grant to study ways to reduce infections of Campylobacter a food-borne bacteria spread mostly through undercooked chicken.

The $2.5 million grant announced Friday is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It will help the researchers develop new methods to manage Campylobacter, a bacteria carried

ScienceDaily reports in “Life-Saving in the Bacterial World: How Campylobacter Rely on Pseudomonas to Infect Humans” that the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of food poisoning in humans. It is normally transmitted from contaminated chicken meat, as it is frequently found in the intestines of chickens, where it apparently does not result in

People from Walkerton Canada who had gastroenteritis after drinking water contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 have a higher long-term risk than other people of developing hypertension, renal impairment and cardiovascular disease, research has shown. “Long term risk for hypertension, renal impairment, and cardiovascular disease after gastroenteritis from drinking water contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7: a

Journal Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Publisher IOS Press, ISSN 1305-7707 (Print), 1305-7693 (Online), Issue Volume 5, Number 2 / 2010, DOI 10.3233/JPI-2010-0234, Pages 199-201


Arnon Broides1, Raffi Lev-Tzion1, Eugene Leibovitz2

1Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
2Pediatric Infectious Disease

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a condition in which the body’s immune systems attack its nerves, often after infection with a respiratory bug or stomach flu.

Although acute cases are an emergency, most people recover completely, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Q: What are its symptoms?

A: While its first symptoms are usually weakness and numbness in

Contrary to popular belief, some disease causing bacteria may actually survive the composting process. Researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada report in the February 2010 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology that campylobacter bacteria in cattle manure can survive composting and persist for long periods in the final product.

Campylobacter bacteria are the

What would a Thanksgiving turkey be without its stuffing, and what better place for that stuffing than inside the turkey?

Despite the tradition involved, a food-safety specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences says some practices are worth reconsidering, especially since Mom may not have fully appreciated the risk of foodborne illness.

“Cooking a

A USDA survey indicates that cold water immersion and other antimicrobial interventions in poultry processing substantially improve the microbiological profile of raw chickens. The survey found that 5% of the raw chickens in the survey had salmonella after chilling and 11% had campylobacter, down from 41% and 71%, respectively, prior to evisceration. Additionally, the actual