News tagged with 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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(HealthDay)—Food poisoning sickens millions of Americans each year, and most outbreaks are caused by salmonella-tainted foods or norovirus, federal health officials report.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Bacteria that cause the main food-borne infections among people in the European Union commonly show resistance to widely-used antibiotics and antimicrobials, an EU report showed Wednesday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—When it comes to your Thanksgiving turkey, a Kansas State University food safety expert has two tips that could help keep your holiday meal safer.
Health Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
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 ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 11, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(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 ...
Health Nov 09, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1 |