Category Archives: Campylobacteriosis
Who has ever had a gastroenteritis? In most cases, those responsible for this bad experience are Campylobacter and Salmonella, two zoonotic bacteria that are transmitted through the consumption of contaminated foods. In times of family encounters it is a good time to review some guidelines to avoid these cases in our homes.
Campylobacter is one of the main responsible bacteria for foodborne diarrheal diseases. Most of the cases of diarrhea are associated with the consumption of food, mainly poultry meat contaminated with Campylobacter, hence, this bacterium represents a problem for food security of first order. Unlike Salmonella, Campylobacter is not part of the popular vocabulary, nor does it appear regularly in the media, although it is one of the pathogens responsible for the largest number of cases of diarrhea in humans in the European Union.
A little over a month ago the“The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2015” was issued, a joint initiative of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Next Thursday, November 7, CReSA is going to organize a session about “Campylobacter: from the farm to the table“, where the campilobacteriosi will be the focus of the discussion: its current situation and future prospects. This disease has become the most important one in the European Union and, in the last years, more than salmonelosis.