Adjunctive benefits of systemic metronidazole on non-surgical treatment of peri-implantitis. A randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial
Conclusions: The use of systemic metronidazole as an adjunct to non-surgical treatment of peri-implantitis resulted in significant additional improvements in clinical, radiographic, and microbiological parameters after 12 months of follow-up. This study is registered in ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03564301). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pet Store Puppies Linked to Campylobacter Infections Pet Store Puppies Linked to Campylobacter Infections
Puppies can carry very drug-resistant Campylobacter. You might not want them licking your face.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Announcing the re-annotation of RefSeq genome assemblies for E. coli and four other species!
We have re-annotated all RefSeq genomes for Escherichia coli, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Bacillus subtilis, Acinetobacter pittii, and Campylobacter jejuni using the most recent release of PGAP. You will find that more genes now have gene symbols (e.g. recA). Your feedback indicated that the lack of symbols was an impediment to comparative analysis, so we hope that this improvement … Continue reading Announcing the re-annotation of RefSeq genome assemblies for E. coli and four other species! → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - June 23, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New Genome annotation Genome assemblies NCBI Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline (PGAP) Reference genome RefSeq Source Type: news

New version of PGAP available now!
We are happy to announce that a new version of PGAP is available. This version will annotate 20 to 25% more genes with symbols (e.g. recA) on the assembled genomes of key species, compared to previous versions. You will observe an increase in symbols when you annotate the genomes of Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni and … Continue reading New version of PGAP available now! → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - June 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New NCBI Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline (PGAP) Source Type: news

Common food poisoning bacteria may also be an STI, scientists warn 
Campylobacter infection, the most common foodborne illness in the Western world, can also be spread through sexual contact, according to researchers from the University of Oklahoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OU researcher identifies new mode of transmission for bacteria
(University of Oklahoma) Campylobacter infection, one of the most common foodborne illnesses in the Western world, can also be spread through sexual contact, according to a new research discovery by an OU Hudson College of Public Health faculty member, working in conjunction with colleagues in Denmark. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gulls, sentinels of bacteria in the environment
(University of Barcelona) Gulls are one of the main wild birds that act as reservoirs of Campylobacter and Salmonella, two most relevant intestinal antibiotic-resistant bacteria causing gastroenteritis in humans. Therefore, according to an article published in the journalScience of the Total Environment seagulls could act as sentinels of the antibiotic pressure in the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Campylobacter jejuni chemoreceptor Tlp10 has a bimodal ligand-binding domain and specificity for multiple classes of chemoeffectors
Campylobacter jejuni is a bacterial pathogen that is a common cause of enteritis in humans. We identified a previously uncharacterized type of sensory domain in the periplasmic region of the C. jejuni chemoreceptor Tlp10, termed the DAHL domain, that is predicted to have a bimodular helical architecture. Through two independent ligand-binding sites in this domain, Tlp10 responded to molecular aspartate, isoleucine, fumarate, malate, fucose, and mannose as attractants and to arginine, galactose, and thiamine as repellents. Tlp10 also recognized glycan ligands when present as terminal and intermediate residues of complex str...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elgamoudi, B. A., Andrianova, E. P., Shewell, L. K., Day, C. J., King, R. M., Taha, , Rahman, H., Hartley-Tassell, L. E., Zhulin, I. B., Korolik, V. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

The Covid-carrying Danish mink are a warning sign – but is anyone heeding it? | Matthew Baylis
Sars, Mers, now this: we must think hard about how we farm animals that are known hosts of human coronavirusesTwo decades ago, aseminal study from the University of Edinburgh compiled a list of all known human infectious diseases. It found a total of 1,415 different human pathogens, and claimed that 61% were capable of spreading between humans and animals. Today, with the world put on hold by adeadly disease that seems likely to have spread first from bats to humans, we know the dangerous effects of such pathogens all too well.The group of diseases that spread from animals to humans are collectively known as zoonoses. The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Baylis Tags: Coronavirus Farming Environment Science Sars Infectious diseases Denmark Europe Source Type: news

Significantly more Danes infected with campylobacter in 2019
(Technical University of Denmark) In 2019, the number of registered campylobacter infections increased by almost a fifth and studies show that many of the campylobacter outbreaks recorded that year were caused by chicken meat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

We Need to Rethink Our Food System to Prevent the Next Pandemic
Once a dangerous new pathogen is out, as we are seeing, it can be difficult if not impossible to prevent it going global. One as contagious as SARS-CoV-2 has the potential to infect the whole of humanity. Eighty per cent of cases may be benign, but with such a large pool of susceptible hosts, the numbers who experience severe illness and die can still be shockingly high. So the only sensible answer to the question, how do we stop this from happening again, is: by doing all we can to prevent such pathogens infecting humans in the first place. And that means taking a long, hard look at our relationship with the natural world...
Source: TIME: Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

European Union Summary Report on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic and Indicator Bacteria from Humans, Animals and Food in 2017/2018
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 1/31/2020. Salmonella and campylobacter are becoming increasingly resistant to ciprofloxacin, one of the antibiotics of choice for treating infections caused by these bacteria. That conclusion is part of this 166-page report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonoses, released with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which also presents some positive trends in the animal sector and includes key outcome indicators that will help European Union Member States assess their progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and combat...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Not-so-dirty birds? Not enough evidence to link wild birds to food-borne illness
(Washington State University) Despite the perception that wild birds in farm fields can cause food-borne illness, a WSU study has found little evidence linking birds to E. coli, Salmonella and Campylobacter outbreaks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 31, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Puppies May Be Making People Sick, CDC says
(CNN) — Puppies: cute balls of fur. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they’re also linked to a multi-state outbreak of an infection that’s resistant to multiple drugs. An outbreak strain of Campylobacter jejuni has been reported in 13 states and so far 30 people have been infected, the CDC said. Four have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported, the center said. “Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that puppies purchased from pet stores are the likely source of this outbreak. Many of the cases had contact with puppies or were employees at pet stor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CDC Puppies Source Type: news

Oh Puppies, What Have You Done Again? CDC Warns Of Campylobacter Outbreak
There have already been 30 reported cases of infections from this multi-drug resistant bacteria in 30 different states, resulting in 13 hospitalizations (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news