Research – Scientists say Campylobacter behind August 2019 outbreak in Beijing

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Researchers in China have reported the first identified outbreak caused by a local Campylobacter jejuni infection in Beijing.

A total of 14 patients were sick who worked at the same factory. They had shared a common meal supplied from a meal delivery company. The outbreak was not related to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

“Recently, the accelerated pace of life may dramatically increase use of meal delivery in major cities and may subsequently increase the risk of infection or food poisoning caused by foodborne pathogens,” said researchers in an article in China CDC Weekly.

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