Eleven Campylobacter species

Ihab Habib, Lieven De Zutter, Mieke Uyttendaele

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3 Citations (Scopus)


Campylobacter is regarded as a leading cause of bacterial foodborne infection in many areas of the world. Campylobacter jejuni and, to a lesser extent, Campylobacter coli are important causes of human diarrheal illnesses, even surpassing Salmonella in importance in many countries. Although human illnesses are usually self-limiting, the associated morbidity and cost are significant. In Europe, the burden of human campylobacteriosis is estimated to be between 8 and 100 times higher than the annually reported number of cases, which has approximated 200,000 in recent years. Such a high incidence of Campylobacter-related diarrhea has significant socioeconomic impact, making this pathogen a priority for public health and food safety researchers. This chapter highlights the important bacteriological and epidemiologic features of contamination thermotolerant Campylobacter spp. (C. jejuni and C. coli) in the human food supply chain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFood Microbiology
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Frontiers
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781683670476
ISBN (Print)9781555819965
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Antimicrobial-resistant campylobacter
  • Bacteriological aspects
  • Campylobacter diversity
  • Campylobacter species
  • Clinical aspects
  • Food chain
  • Foodborne illness detection
  • Human illnesses
  • Molecular subtyping methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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