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Is it possible to reduce foodborne Campylobacter infections in humans through vaccination of animals?

Authors
  • Hoorfar, Jeffrey
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Source
Online Research Database In Technology
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English
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Abstract

Vaccination has been used successfully over the years to eradicate many serious diseases, but what about human foodborne pathogens, such as Campylobacter? Most human cases of Campylobacter infection are associated with consumption of poultry products. Vaccination of poultry to prevent early colonization or to reduce the Campylobacter colonization level may be a viable intervention strategy in the future; however, no commercial Campylobacter vaccine is currently available. This case considers the rationale for such a strategy, the forms it could take and the challenges it would involve.

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