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Campylobacter infection of commercial poultry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10935269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Campylobacter jejuni, a widespread food-borne pathogen is responsible for enteritis in the populations of both industrialised and developing nations and is acquired by consumption of contaminated water, milk and food products. Contaminated poultry meat is regarded as an important source of campylobacteriosis, with both commercial broiler and turkey growing flocks infected at two to three weeks of age by direct and indirect horizontal exposure. Non-chlorinated water is regarded as a vehicle of infection, followed by rapid intraflock dissemination. Intensification in the poultry industry has contributed to the increased prevalence rates on carcasses associated with increased stocking density and mechanized processing which are inherent to the high efficiency dictated by a competitive market. Currently, pre- and post-harvest control measures may ameliorate the problem of Campylobacter infection in consumers. Refrigerated storage and transport of red meat and poultry, appropriate handling and food preparation, and thorough cooking reduce the possibility of food-borne infection. In view of the world-wide distribution of C. jejuni infection and the multiplicity of sources, including non-pasteurised milk and contaminated water, it is inappropriate to impose trade restrictions on poultry meat based on the detection of campylobacters.
S M Shane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue scientifique et technique (International Office of Epizootics)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0253-1933     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. - Off. Int. Epizoot.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-05     Completed Date:  2001-12-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8712301     Medline TA:  Rev Sci Tech     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Campylobacter Infections / epidemiology,  microbiology,  prevention & control*
Campylobacter jejuni / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology,  microbiology,  prevention & control*
Meat / microbiology
Poultry Diseases / epidemiology,  microbiology,  prevention & control*

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