Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Relevance of Campylobacter to public health:
    the need for a One Health approach (2014)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Gölz, Greta (WE 8)
    Rosner, Bettina
    Hofreuter, Dirk
    Josenhans, Christine
    Kreienbrock, Lothar
    Löwenstein, Anna
    Schielke, Anika
    Stark, Klaus
    Suerbaum, Sebastian
    Wieler, Lothar H (WE 7)
    Alter, Thomas (WE 8)
    International journal of medical microbiology; 304(7) — S. 817–823
    ISSN: 1438-4221
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2014.08.015
    Pubmed: 25266744
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Campylobacter species belong to the most important foodborne bacteria which cause gastroenteritis in humans in both developed and developing countries. With increasing reporting rates, the public awareness towards Campylobacter infections is growing continuously. This strengthens the necessity to establish intervention measures for prevention and control of thermophilic Campylobacter spp. along the food chain, as in particular poultry and poultry meat represent a major source of human infections. An interdisciplinary One Health approach and a combined effort of all stakeholders are necessary to ultimately reduce the burden of campylobacteriosis cases in humans. Numerous studies point out, however, that at present a complete elimination of Campylobacter in the food chain is not feasible. The present aim should therefore be to establish control measures and intervention strategies to minimize the occurrence of Campylobacter spp. in livestock (e.g. poultry flocks) and to reduce the quantitative Campylobacter burden in animals and foods. To this end, a combination of intervention methods at different stages of the food chain appears most promising. That has to be accompanied by targeted consumer advice and education campaigns to raise the awareness towards Campylobacter infections.