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  Disease Listing, Campylobacter, General Information | CDC Bacterial, Mycotic Diseases
Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Campylobacter.
Campylobacter is one of the most common bacterial causes of diarrheal illness in the United States.
Campylobacter jejuni grows best at the body temperature of a bird, and seems to be well adapted to birds, who carry it without becoming ill. The bacterium is fragile.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/campylobacter_g.htm   (1420 words)

  
 Campylobacter - DrGreene.com
Campylobacter are bacteria that are a common cause of food poisoning and gastroenteritis.
Antibiotics are often useful in Campylobacter infections, to decrease the length and severity of the illness.
Campylobacter is best prevented by proper food handling and cooking, maintaining sanitary water supplies, and good hand washing.
www.drgreene.com /21_1041.html   (591 words)

  
  Campylobacter
It is a strain of ¤ Campylobacter fennelliae (¤ Helicobacter fennelliae)
However, the strains originally described as Campylobacter hyoilei may represent a variant of ¤ Campylobacter coli that is highly adapted for the porcine enteric tract, with pathologic consequences for the animal.
Von GRAEVENITZ (A.): Revised nomenclature of Campylobacter laridis, Enterobacter intermedium, and "Flavobacterium branchiophila".
www.bacterio.cict.fr /c/campylobacter.html   (0 words)

  
  Campylobacter
coli, Salmonella, or Shigella infections) is Campylobacter jejuni.
Campylobacter infection is a similar illness to Salmonella and Shigella disease, with fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Campylobacter species are interesting in that a very similar bacterium previously classified as a member of the family which inhabits the upper GI tract - the stomach - is the now infamous Helicobacter pylori.
www.drhull.com /EncyMaster/C/campylobacter.html   (367 words)

  
 HPA | factsheets| Campylobacter
Anyone can get campylobacter, but young children under 5 years of age, those over 60 and people who work with farm animals or in the meat industry, and travellers to developing countries are at greater risk.
Campylobacter is found in most raw poultry and is common in raw meat.
We also monitor outbreaks of campylobacter and look for any patterns or trends which show possible connections between the people who are affected.
www.hpa.org.uk /factsheets/campylobacter.htm   (658 words)

  
 Campylobacter Enteritis - Patient UK
Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Campylobacter and is the commonest reported bacterial cause of infectious intestinal disease in England and Wales.
Campylobacter acquired from animals may show multiple resistance to antibiotics because of the use of antibiotics in animals.
Campylobacter is commonly associated with postinfectious IBS as is E.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/40000349   (1364 words)

  
 Campylobacter food poisoning | foodborne illness
Campylobacter jejuni (Pronounced "camp-e-low-back-ter j-june-eye") was not recognized as a cause of human foodborne illness prior to 1975.
Although Campylobacter doesn't commonly cause death, it has been estimated that 100 persons with Campylobacter infections die each year from the infection.
Other sources of Campylobacter, in addition to food and water, that have been reported include children prior to toilet-training, especially in child care settings,[3] and intimate contact with other infected individuals.
www.about-campylobacter.com   (536 words)

  
 Campylobacter
Campylobacteriosis is the infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Campylobacter.
Although Campylobacter bacteria isolation can be used to diagnose the bacterial infection, a long incubation period is required to obtain results.
Campylobacter detection by PCR is not only rapid, sensitive and specific, but can also accurately subtype the bacteria.
www.zoologix.com /zoo/Datasheets/Campylobacter.htm   (763 words)

  
 Campylobacter jejuni—An Emerging Foodborne Pathogen Emerging Infectious Diseases - Find Articles
Campylobacter jejuni is the most commonly reported bacterial cause of foodborne infection in the United States.
Campylobacter jejuni infections are now the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis reported in the United States (2).
Although Campylobacter infections are usually self limiting, antibiotic therapy may be prudent for patients who have high fever, bloody diarrhea, or more than eight stools in 24 hours; immunosuppressed patients, patients with bloodstream infections, and those whose symptoms worsen or persist for more than 1 week from the time of diagnosis.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GVK/is_1_5/ai_n6276137   (838 words)

  
 Campylobacter - MicrobeWiki
Campylobacter, a curved and motile rod, is often flagellated and causes bacterial infections in the body (FDA, 2003).
Campylobacter grows best in habitats with an oxygen level lower than 5%, and it is typically found in the intestinal tract of animals.
Campylobacter colonizes the mucosal surfaces of birds and mammals, using their mobility to survive in the mucous flow (T. Wassenaar et al.
microbewiki.kenyon.edu /index.php/Campylobacter   (369 words)

  
 Gastroenteritis - campylobacter - Better Health Channel.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Campylobacter infection is a type of gastroenteritis (gastro) caused by a bacteria known as Campylobacter.
Campylobacter bacteria are found in the faeces of many animals, including farm animals and household pets.
Campylobacter infection is a type of gastro caused by a bacteria.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Gastroenteritis_campylobacter?OpenDocument   (654 words)

  
 CNN - Report: Poultry-borne germ causing hundreds of deaths - October 20, 1997
Estimates put the number of cases of the disease caused by campylobacter at 2 million to 8 million a year in the United States and deaths at 200 to 800, according to The New York Times, which reported on the germ in its Monday editions.
Blaser, an expert in research on the link between campylobacter and Guillain-Barre syndrome, is director of the division of infectious disease at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
For both campylobacter and salmonella, the safety advice is the same: Cook poultry thoroughly, and carefully wash anything that has come into contact with raw poultry or its juices.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/9710/20/sick.chickens/index.html   (615 words)

  
 Campylobacter Blog : Campylobacter Watch
Infections from Campylobacter, usually occurring after consumption of inadequately cooked chicken, are frequently the most common cause of food-borne disease in the U.S. This species of bacteria also have a high degree of antibiotic resistance, which has increased the importance of vaccine development to prevent this infection.
Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of gastroenteritis and the most frequent antecedent pathogen in GBS cases (5).
Campylobacter is commonly found in the intestinal tracts of swine, cattle and poultry.
www.campylobacterblog.com /articles/-campylobacter-watch   (0 words)

  
 PROVET HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Campylobacter
Campylobacter are transmissible from animals to humans, and so campylobacteriosis is a Zoonotic disease
Campylobacter are gram-negative motile rods with a poor flagellum.
Campylobacter jejuni is most often associated with the disease in cats, dogs, guinea pigs and other domesticated species, as well as humans.
www.provet.co.uk /health/diseases/campylobacter.htm   (485 words)

  
 Campylobacter Infections
Campylobacter bacteria, usually transmitted in contaminated food or water, can infect the gastrointestinal tract and cause diarrhea, fever, and cramps.
Practicing good hand-washing and food safety habits will help prevent Campylobacter infections (or campylobacteriosis), which usually clear up on their own but sometimes are treated with antibiotics.
Campylobacter is found in the intestines of many wild and domestic animals.
kidshealth.org /parent/infections/stomach/campylobacter.html   (783 words)

  
 Gastroenteritis - campylobacter
Campylobacter infection is a type of gastroenteritis (gastro) caused by a bacteria known as Campylobacter.
Campylobacter bacteria are found in the faeces of many animals, including farm animals and household pets.
Campylobacter infection is a type of gastro caused by a bacteria.
www.disability.vic.gov.au /dsonline/dsarticles.nsf/pages/Gastroenteritis_campylobacter   (641 words)

  
 Campylobacter and Helicobacter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Consumption of Campylobacter does not necessarily lead to infection, and many infections are asymptomatic.  Symptomatic infections present with fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramping.  The diarrhea can be profuse, and blood is commonly found in the stool by the second or third day, though gross bleeding is uncommon.  On average, the diarrhea lasts 4-5 days.
Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli are normally sensitive to a wide variety of antibiotics including macrolides, fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides and tetracyclines.  They are intrinsically resistant to trimethoprim and most beta lactam antibiotics.  Erythromycin and fluoroquinolones are the first choices for therapy, but since the disease is self-limited in adults, the value of therapy is limited. 
Campylobacter fetus is a major cause of abortions in sheep and cattle.  Human infection is uncommon and is limited to patients with some sort of immune deficiency state (i.e., cancer, AIDS, etc.) or a serious chronic disease (i.e., liver disease, diabetes, etc).  In these patients, Campylobacter fetus is able to causes systemic infection.
www.ratsteachmicro.com /Campylobacter_notes/HCOE_CAI_Review_Notes_Campylobacter.htm   (1705 words)

  
 Foodbourne Illness : Campylobacter
Campylobacter infection is the one of the most common causes of diarrheal illness in the United States.
In instances of outbreaks of illness associated with Campylobacter, the cause is usually not raw poultry, but contaminated water or unpasteurized milk.
Occasionally, antibiotics are used in the treatment of Campylobacter infection, which help to reduce the duration of symptoms.
www.jimsokolove.com /case_types/general/foodborne-illness/campylobacter.php   (649 words)

  
 Campylobacter Lawyer & Attorney : Marler Clark : Campylobacter Blog
The bacteria campylobacter, salmonella and E. coli, as well as Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses, cause the most commonly recognized food-borne infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New research conducted now suggests that the ban on the use of fluoroquinolone to treat Campylobacter in humans may not be as effective as hoped.
In both 2004 and 2006, this statistical analysis showed that the Campylobacter strains from the conventionally produced chicken were more likely to be resistant than the strains from antibiotic-free samples.
www.campylobacterblog.com   (1586 words)

  
 Campylobacter Infections
Campylobacter bacteria, usually transmitted in contaminated food or water, can infect the gastrointestinal tract and cause diarrhea, fever, and cramps.
Practicing good hand-washing and food safety habits will help prevent Campylobacter infections (or campylobacteriosis), which usually clear up on their own but sometimes are treated with antibiotics.
Campylobacter is found in the intestines of many wild and domestic animals.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/infections/stomach/campylobacter.html   (783 words)

  
 CAMPYLOBACTER   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Organisms of the genus Campylobacter are Gram-negative, microaerophiles that cause 5-11% of all diarrhea cases in the United States.
Campylobacter are microaerophiles, which means that they can survive in a low oxygen environment.
The bloody diarrhea indicates that Campylobacter is an invasive pathogen that infiltrates the lining of the small intestine.
medic.med.uth.tmc.edu /path/00001494.htm   (209 words)

  
 Campylobacter jejuni definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Campylobacter jejuni: A bacterium that typically infects the bowels.
Now the leading cause of bacterial food poisoning, Campylobacter jejuni is most often spread by contact with raw or undercooked poultry.
They resemble viral gastroenteritis —- diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, cramping, nausea and vomiting —- but with campylobacter, fever is typical and the diarrhea is often bloody.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=16201   (786 words)

  
 Campylobacter Infections in the Child Care Setting
Campylobacter infections are caused by a group of bacteria which are found in many different birds and mammals.
Although outbreaks of campylobacter diarrhea have been reported from child care facilities, these are rare and child care providers are more likely to encounter this as a sporadic case.
Although campylobacter may be present in the feces for a few weeks after diarrhea has ceased, transmission is believed less likely than during diarrhea.
www.kidsource.com /health/campylobacter.html   (356 words)

  
 FDA/CFSAN Bad Bug Book - Campylobacter jejuni
Campylobacter jejuni (formerly known as Campylobacter fetus subsp.
Campylobacter jejuni is a Gram-negative slender, curved, and motile rod.
Information regarding an outbreak of Campylobacter in New Zealand is found in this MMWR 40(7):1991 Feb 22.
www.cfsan.fda.gov /~mow/chap4.html   (1100 words)

  
 Campylobacter
Campylobacteriosis is caused by Campylobacter jejuni, one of the most common bacterial causes of acute bacterial diarrheal illness worldwide.
Poultry processors are increasingly implementing stringent sanitary practices to reduce Campylobacter incidence in flocks and in manufacturing facilities.
The organism requires a reduced oxygen atmosphere for growth, and its numbers are reduced on raw meat with freezing.
www.ecolab.com /PublicHealth/Campylobacter.asp   (473 words)

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