News tagged with campylobacter

Slow headway for food safety

(Medical Xpress)—Despite the availability of new and preventive methods against foodborne diseases, their uptake throughout the entire chain of food production appears to be slow.

Feb 12, 2013
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Combating gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis from food borne illness is a major public health concern both in Australia and overseas, and Swinburne University of Technology researchers are working on the early detection of bacteria that ...

Dec 11, 2012
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Avoid high-risk foods, food-safety expert recommends

It seems that hardly a week goes by without another reported case of some food being blamed for causing people to get sick. Most recently, a national restaurant chain's clover sprouts were linked to a Midwestern ...

Feb 28, 2012
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Study finds 'raw' milk poses risk for some groups

(Medical Xpress) -- Will a fresh glass of "raw" milk nourish or poison you? Pasteurization almost always provides protection from contamination. Unpasteurized "raw" milk, on the other hand, provides a potential ...

Nov 09, 2011
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Campylobacter

Campylobacter (meaning 'twisted bacteria') is a genus of bacteria that are Gram-negative, spiral, and microaerophilic. Motile, with either unipolar or bipolar flagella, the organisms have a characteristic spiral/corkscrew appearance (see photo) and are oxidase-positive. Campylobacter jejuni is now recognized as one of the main causes of bacterial foodborne disease in many developed countries. At least a dozen species of Campylobacter have been implicated in human disease, with C. jejuni and C. coli the most common. C. fetus is a cause of spontaneous abortions in cattle and sheep, as well as an opportunistic pathogen in humans.

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