Campylobacter is a Gram-negative bacterium that is frequently found in both humans and animals. It is the most common bacterial cause of human gastroenteritis in the world1,2.
The high incidence of Campylobacter diarrhoea, as well as its duration and possible sequelae, makes it highly important from a socio-economic perspective3.
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Campylobacter infection and treatment
Clinical laboratory practises for Campylobacter testing
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1. World Health Organization. (2012). The global view of campylobacteriosis: report of an expert consultation. Geneva: WHO; 2012. [Cited 10 Aug 2016]. Available from: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/80751/1/9789241564601_eng.pdf
2. Havelaar AH, Kirk MD, Torgerson PR, Gibb HJ, Hald T, Lake RJ, et al. World Health Organization Global Estimates and Regional Comparisons of the Burden of Foodborne Disease in 2010. PLoS Med 2015; 12(12): e1001923. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001923
3. World Health Organization. (2011). Campylobacter. Fact sheet No255. [Cited 10 Aug 2016]. Available from: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs255/en/