Campylobacter - A Shared Responsibility or can the industry do more?
Campylobacter is believed to be the most common bacterial cause of gastroenteritis in the world and is responsible for 1 in 4 diarrheal illnesses; these are generally mild for most but can be fatal amongst the very young, elderly, and immunosuppressed. Gastrointestinal disease is mainly caused by unsafe food and according to the WHO, as many as 550 million people a year are falling victim.
The main route of Campylobacter transmission is believed to be foodborne via undercooked meat, though contaminated water has also been a source of infection. However, it is generally believed that the major contribution to the number of Campylobacter cases is from poultry and especially the consumption of undercooked poultry meat.
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