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This information does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the United States Department of Agriculture or any U.S. governmental agency. See Policies and Disclaimers.Letters in Applied MicrobiologyDetection of common genotypes of Campylobacter jejuni among Finnish human and bovine isolates, suggested that bovines may be a source for zoonotic C. jejuni infection. In addition, a Finnish epidemiological study implied the tasting and eating raw or undercooked beef as risk factors for acquiring campylobacteriosis. We...Foodborne Pathogens and DiseaseOnline Ahead of Print...PLoS OneA. Malik Tareen, Carsten G. K. Lüder, Andreas E. Zautner, Uwe Groβ, Markus M. Heimesaat, Stefan Bereswill, Raimond Lugert Adherence of Campylobacter jejuni to its particular host cells is mediated by several pathogen proteins. We screened a transposon-based mutant library of C. jejuni in order to identify clones with an invasion deficient...Journal of Applied Poultry ResearchThe main objectives of this study were to discern intrahouse spatial and temporal effects on foodborne and nuisance pathogen bacterial levels in actively used commercial broiler litter. The purpose of the study was to provide critical information regarding microbial hot spots, which may be targeted for site-specific...Letters in Applied MicrobiologyThis article describes the isolation and characterization of a Campylobacter-like isolate originating from the faeces of a sick leopard tortoise. Molecular as well as matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) characterization suggest that it could correspond to a new Campylobacter species. This...Environmental MicrobiologyMicroaerophilic bacteria are adapted to low oxygen environments, but the mechanisms by which their growth in air is inhibited are not well understood. The citric-acid cycle in the microaerophilic pathogen Campylobacter jejuni is potentially vulnerable, as it employs pyruvate and 2-oxoglutarate: acceptor oxidoreductases (Por and...International Journal of Food MicrobiologyAvailable online 18 November 2013 Author(s): Kevin Holvoet , Imca Sampers , Marleen Seynnaeve , Mieke Uyttendaele Eight Belgian lettuce farms located in the West Flanders were sampled to establish the relationships between levels of indicator bacteria, detection of enteric zoonotic pathogens and the temperature...Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyThis large-scale study compared incubation temperatures (37°C versus 42°C) to study the detection of thermophilic Campylobacter species, including Campylobacter jejuni, C. coli, and C. lari, in various surface water samples and bird fecal droppings around Hamilton Harbor, Lake Ontario. The putative culture isolates...Journal of Clinical MicrobiologyCampylobacteriosis is a frequently reported, food-borne, human bacterial disease that can be associated with ruminant reservoirs, although public health messages primarily focus on poultry. In Washington State, the two counties with the highest concentrations of dairy cattle also report the highest incidences of...PLoS OneSonja Kittl, Gerald Heckel, Bożena M. Korczak, Peter Kuhnert Campylobacteriosis is the most frequent zoonosis in developed countries and various domestic animals can function as reservoir for the main pathogens Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli. In the present study we compared population structures of 730 C. jejuni and C. coli from...Foodborne Pathogens and DiseaseOnline Ahead of Print...Journal of Food SafetyCampylobacter spp. are currently the bacterial foodborne pathogen that causes the highest number of gastrointestinal diseases in developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of four Campylobacter enrichment broths: Bolton broth, Bolton broth with blood, Preston...Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyCampylobacteriosis is the most frequent food-borne human enteritis. The major source for infection with Campylobacter spp. is broiler meat. Risk assessments consider the reduction of Campylobacter in primary production to be most beneficial for human health. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of a...PLoS OneJames Butcher, Alain Stintzi The genome-wide Campylobacter jejuni transcriptional response under iron replete and iron limited conditions was characterized using RNA-seq. We have identified 111 novel C. jejuni 5’UTRs and mapped 377 co-transcribed genes into 230 transcriptional operons. In contrast to previous microarray results, the C. jejuni iron...Journal of Infectious DiseasesBackground. Diarrhea causes enormous morbidity and mortality in developing countries, yet the relative importance of multiple potential enteropathogens has been difficult to ascertain. Methods. We performed a longitudinal cohort study from birth to 1 year of age in 147 infants in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Using multiplex polymerase...PLoS OneSamuel Fischer, Sophie Kittler, Günter Klein, Gerhard Glünder Campylobacteriosis is currently the most frequent foodborne zoonosis in many countries. One main source is poultry. The aim of this study was to enhance the knowledge about the potential of bacteriophages in reducing colonization of broilers with Campylobacter , as there are only a few...Poultry ScienceA growing niche in the locally grown food movement is the small-scale production of broiler chickens using the pasture-raised poultry production model. Limited research exists that focuses on Salmonella and Campylobacter contamination in the environment associated with on-farm processing of pasture-raised broilers. The objective of this...Journal of Microbiological MethodsAvailable online 16 October 2013 Author(s): J. Vergis , M. Negi , K. Poharkar , D.P. Das , S.V.S. Malik , A. Kumar , S.P. Doijad , S.B. Barbuddhe , D.B. Rawool The study describes a rapid approach for detection of common enteric bacterial pathogens, which involves partial amplification of the 16S rRNA gene by PCR using a...Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyCampylobacter jejuni is a widespread pathogen responsible for most of the food-borne gastrointestinal diseases in Europe. The use of natural antimicrobial molecules is a promising alternative to antibiotic treatments for pathogen control in the food industry. Isothiocyanates are natural antimicrobial compounds, which...Journal of Food ProtectionMembré, Jeanne-Marie et al...Journal of Food ProtectionMundi, A. et al...Journal of Clinical MicrobiologyCultivation-based assays combined with PCR or enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)-based methods for finding virulence factors are standard methods for detecting bacterial pathogens in stools; however, with emerging molecular technologies, new methods have become available. The aim of this study was to compare four...PLoS OneAbdul G. Lone, L. Brent Selinger, Richard R. E. Uwiera, Yong Xu, G. Douglas Inglis Background Campylobacter jejuni causes enterocolitis in humans, but does not incite disease in asymptomatic carrier animals. To survive in the intestine, C. jejuni must successfully compete with the microbiota and overcome the host immune defense. Campylobacter...MicrobiologyCiprofloxacin resistance is common both among animal and human Campylobacter jejuni isolates. Resistant isolates are shown to persist even without selection pressure. To obtain further insight on effects of ciprofloxacin exposure on C. jejuni we compared transcriptional responses of both C. jejuni wild-type strain 81-176 (ciprofloxacin MIC 0....International Journal of Food MicrobiologyAvailable online 28 August 2013 Author(s): Cemil Kurekci , Jagadish Padmanabha , Sharon L. Bishop-Hurley , Errol Hassan , Rafat A.M. Al Jassim , Christopher S. McSweeney The aim of this study was to examine the antimicrobial potential of three essential oils (EOs; tea tree oil, lemon myrtle oil and Leptospermum...Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyThe occurrence of waterborne pathogens was investigated at three drinking water intakes located about 2 km offshore in Lake Ontario. Water sampling was conducted over 3 years for Campylobacter spp., Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia spp., cultivable enteric viruses, and water quality parameters. All pathogens were...Veterinary MicrobiologyPublication date: 25 October 2013 , Volume 166, Issues 3–4 Author(s): Shan Wei , Amanda Gutek , Michael Lilburn , Zhongtang Yu Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. are food-borne enteric pathogens that are commonly associated with poultry. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of...International Journal of Food MicrobiologyPublication date: 2 September 2013 , Volume 166, Issue 2 Author(s): H. Meredith , D. Walsh , D.A. McDowell , D.J. Bolton Campylobacteriosis is the most common foodborne bacterial infection in developed countries and many cases are associated with poultry. This study investigated the immediate and storage effect of...PLoS OneMichael E. Taveirne, Casey M. Theriot, Jonathan Livny, Victor J. DiRita Campylobacter jejuni is a major human pathogen and a leading cause of bacterial derived gastroenteritis worldwide. C. jejuni regulates gene expression under various environmental conditions and stresses, indicative of its ability to survive in diverse niches. Despite this...Journal of Food ScienceThere is a gap in knowledge of microbiological quality in raw chicken products produced by nonconventional methods and no studies have reported the microbiological quality of turkeys produced under different rearing environmentsThus, the aim of this study was to compare the microbiological quality of conventionally and organically...Journal of Clinical MicrobiologyAcute diarrheal disease (ADD) can be caused by a range of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Conventional diagnostic methods, such as culture, microscopy, biochemical assays, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), are laborious and time-consuming and lack sensitivity. Combined, the array of...Journal of Clinical MicrobiologyInfectious diarrhea can be classified based on its clinical presentation as noninflammatory or inflammatory disease. In developing countries, among inflammatory diarrhea cases, Shigella is the most common cause, followed by Campylobacter and Salmonella. Because the time frame in which treatment choices must be made is short...Environmental MicrobiologyCampylobacter jejuni is the leading cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, but source attribution of the organism is difficult. Previously, DNA microarrays were used to investigate isolate source, which suggested a non-livestock source of infection. In this study we analysed the genome content of 162 clinical,...Canadian Journal of MicrobiologyVolume 59, Number 7, July 2013..Journal of Food SafetyThe goal of this longitudinal study was to investigate the efficacy of an intervention to increase awareness of food safety during the preparation of raw poultry in a sample of first year college students. At the first measurement point, baseline variables were assessed, and participants were randomly assigned to one of three...Emerging Infectious DiseasesB. Feodoroff et al...PLoS OneHiroshi Asakura, Noritaka Hashii, Masashi Uema, Nana Kawasaki, Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi, Shizunobu Igimi, Shigeki Yamamoto Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5'-phosphate, PLP) is linked to a variety of biological functions in prokaryotes. Here, we report that the pdxA (putative 4-hydroxy-L-threonine phosphate dehydrogenase) gene plays a pivotal role in the PLP-...PLoS OneYizhuang Zhou, Lijing Bu, Min Guo, Chengran Zhou, Yongdong Wang, Liyu Chen, Jie Liu Campylobacter species.are phenotypically diverse in many aspects including host habitats and pathogenicities, which demands comprehensive characterization of the entire Campylobacter genus to study their underlying genetic diversification. Up to now, 34...PLoS OneSumon Kumar Das, Mohammod Jobayer Chisti, Sayeeda Huq, Mohammad Abdul Malek, Lana Vanderlee, Guddu Kaur, Mohammed Abdus Salam, Tahmeed Ahmed, Abu Syed Golam Faruque, Abdullah Al Mamun Background The present study aimed to determine the clinical characteristics and etiology of overweight and obese (OO) individuals with diarrhea attending an urban...Journal of Applied MicrobiologyAims To develop a staining method for specific detection of metabolically active (viable) cells in biofilms of the food-borne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni. Methods and Results Conversion of 2,3,5 triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) to insoluble, red 1,3,5-triphenylformazan (TPF) was dependent on metabolic activity of C....Journal of Microbiological MethodsAvailable online 27 July 2013 Author(s): Gregory A. Gharst , Omar A. Oyarzabal , Syeda K. Hussain This article summarizes the most effective protocols to isolate Campylobacter spp. (mainly C. jejuni and C. coli) from food, primarily poultry products, and includes a summary of the current methods recommended by the Food...Journal of Applied MicrobiologyAims This study investigated the impact of zinc oxide (ZnO) on Campylobacter (C.) coli by in vivo and in vitro assays. Methods and Results By in vitro growth inhibition assays a high susceptibility of C. coli against ZnO could be observed. At concentrations ≥ 2.6 mM ZnO a decline in cell numbers occurred. Quantitative real-...Poultry ScienceMale fertility is often evaluated by measuring sperm parameters, including concentration, viability, and motility. This is important because after copulation occurs, sperm must overcome many barriers in the female reproductive tract to fertilize the ovum. In mammalian species, sperm have been shown to have reduced motility when bacteria are...Poultry ScienceCampylobacter species is the most common human pathogen causing gastrointestinal infections in humans, and poultry is considered a major source of this pathogen. In this project, we aim to study the genetic diversity of Campylobacter populations within individual chickens using cecal samples to understand the nature of intestinal...PLoS OneMuhammad A. Javed, Somayyeh Poshtiban, Denis Arutyunov, Stephane Evoy, Christine M. Szymanski Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli are the most common bacterial causes of foodborne gastroenteritis which is occasionally followed by a debilitating neuropathy known as Guillain-Barré syndrome. Rapid and specific detection of these pathogens is...Foodborne Pathogens and DiseaseJul 2013, Vol. 10, No. 7: 589-594...Journal of Microbiological MethodsAvailable online 17 July 2013 Author(s): Eduardo N. Taboada , Clifford Clark , Emma L. Sproston , Catherine D. Carrillo Campylobacter remains one of the most common bacterial causes of gastroenteritis worldwide. Tracking sources of this organism is challenging due to the large numbers of human cases, and the prevalence of...Journal of Microbiological MethodsAvailable online 16 July 2013 Author(s): Steffen Backert , Dirk Hofreuter Campylobacter jejuni is a spiral-shaped Gram-negative pathogen and major agent of gastrointestinal foodborne illness in humans worldwide. This pathogen encodes numerous described pathogenicity-associated factors involved in important processes...Journal of Clinical MicrobiologySequence-based typing is essential for understanding the epidemiology of Campylobacter infections, a major worldwide cause of bacterial gastroenteritis. We demonstrate the practical and rapid exploitation of whole-genome sequencing to provide routine definitive characterization of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli...Journal of Clinical MicrobiologyIn this study, we evaluated the use of EntericBio real-time Gastro Panel I (Serosep, Limerick, Ireland) for routine use in a clinical microbiology laboratory for simultaneous detection of Campylobacter jejuni, coli, and lari, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), Salmonella spp., and Shigella spp. in feces. This...