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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 1697-1700

Campylobacter: A Foodborne Pathogen
Savita R. Kashappanavar1, N. Anand Kumar2 and P. Murali Krishna1
1Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India
2Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, ICAR – NDRI, Karnal, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

Campylobacter is one of the main causes of bacterial gastroenteritis in humans worldwide. The most frequent cause of food borne disease is diarrhoeal disease agents that account for more than half of the global burden of food borne diseases. Campylobacter species are widely spread in most warm-blooded animals. They are commonly established in food animals. Campylobacter colonizes the mucus that lines the epithelial cells mainly in the blind and small intestine, but it can also be seen in other parts of the intestine, the spleen and the liver. Virulence factors such as adhesion and invasion of epithelial cells, motility, serum resistance and resistance to bile salts etc are important. Different methods to reduce the burden of Campylobacter; the most common physical methods include cold water, hot water, and high pressure washing. Less common physical methods include steam and steam vacuum. Popular chemical methods include organic and inorganic acids and bases, and / or chlorine and related compounds.

Keywords: Campylobacter, Gasteroenteritis, Virulence, Diarrhoea, Disease

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Savita R. Kashappanavar, N. Anand Kumar and Murali Krishna, P. 2018. Campylobacter: A Foodborne Pathogen.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 1697-1700. doi:
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