Research – Lag between Campylobacter cases in broilers and humans

Poultry World

A Swedish study of human cases of campylobacteriosis and the prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in broilers has found a 2-week time lag, suggesting transmission through handling and consumption of fresh chicken meat.

The study, published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, looked at cases between 2009 and 2019, exploring the relationship between the proportion of Campylobacter-positive broiler batches and the number of reported domestic cases in Sweden in humans.

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