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

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

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

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

CDC: Are Puppies Causing This 13 State Drug-Resistant Campylobacter Outbreak?
Is your little wittle puppy dog harboring a deep, dark secret? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Don ’t Wash Raw Turkey Before Cooking on Thanksgiving, Food Experts Warn
(NEW YORK) — Go ahead and rinse your cranberries, potatoes and green beans. But food experts say don’t — repeat don’t — wash the turkey before popping it in the oven on Thanksgiving Day. They say that could spread the germs lurking on your turkey in the kitchen sink or nearby food. But it’s been a challenge trying to convince cooks to stop rinsing off raw poultry. “If your mother did it and your grandmother did it, and suddenly the (government) says not to wash your turkey, you may take some time to adjust,” said Drusilla Banks, who teaches food sanitation for the University ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CANDICE CHOI / AP Tags: Uncategorized Food Holidays onetime Source Type: news

2016-2017 NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System) Integrated Summary
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 11/22/2019. This 2016-2017 Integrated Summary is the first time the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) has included data on animal pathogens from a pilot study with the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). It is also the first time that NARMS has provided genomic information for Campylobacter and E. coli retail meat and food animal isolates. NARMS is a national public health surveillance system that monitors food-borne bacteria to determine if they are resistant to various ant...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On the trail of pathogens in meat, eggs and raw milk
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) To make food even safer for humans, experts from scientific institutions, food regulatory authorities and the business community will discuss current developments and strategies at the 'Zoonoses and Food Safety' Symposium at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on 4 and 5 November 2019, in Berlin-Marienfelde. Because some micro-organisms in food can cause health problems. Campylobacter in raw milk, salmonella in eggs or listeria in ready-to-eat foods often lead to outbreaks affecting numerous patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Association between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Periodontal Conditions: Is There a Common Bacterial Etiology?
CONCLUSION:A number of studies have showed an association between PD and IBD. Both diseases share genetic and environmental etiological factors. The precise role of intestinal bacteria remains vague. The periodontal microbiota that might be involved in the association of these diseases are Fusobacterium nucleatum, Campylobacter rectus and Campylobacter concisus. Fungal and viral microbiota dysbiosis should also be evaluated as common pathogenic pathways in IBD and periodontal disease. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Which supermarket chickens carry the most bacteria?
One in 17 chickens sold in Tesco contains the highest level of campylobacter, which is the most common cause of food poisoning. Lidl had the lowest amount of contaminated poultry of the top UK supermarkets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technical Report: Third External Quality Assessment on Species Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Campylobacter, 2017
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 5/28/2019. This 25-page report presents the results of the third round of the external quality assessment on antimicrobial susceptibility testing for national public health laboratories for Campylobacter (Campylobacter EQA3-AST) within the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net). It is part of a European Union protocol for harmonized monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in human Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates. Campylobacteriosis, followed by salmonellosis, is the leading cause of zoonotic foodborne d...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infections with Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food --- Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. Sites, 2015--2018
Regulatory agencies continue to implement new controls to decrease contamination of food that leads to most Campylobacter and Salmonella infections. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 25, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Foodborne Disease MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Salmonella Source Type: news

Campylobacteriosis Outbreak Associated With Municipal Water Campylobacteriosis Outbreak Associated With Municipal Water
This Campylobacter outbreak occurred due to a malfunctioning irrigation system that allowed livestock waste water to collect near wells feeding a municipal water supply.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Multidrug-Resistant C. jejuni Outbreak Linked to Puppies Multidrug-Resistant C. jejuni Outbreak Linked to Puppies
This Campylobacter outbreak underscores the need for awareness of the risk for disease transmission from puppies, including the possibility of exposure to multidrug-resistant pathogens.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Puppies spread the Campylobacter outbreak across 18 states: What you need to know
Puppies caused the national Campylobacter outbreak. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Puppies, What Did You Do Now? Antibiotic Resistant Infections In 118 People
The CDC is reporting on an outbreak of drug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni bacteria that spread to 18 states. That a load of poop. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppies spread antibiotic-resistant infections to 118 people
People became infected with Campylobacter, an infectious disease that causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, after handling pet store puppies (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet Store Puppies Are Linked to Drug-Resistant Infections In People
Puppies are cute. But in rare cases, contact with them is putting people at risk of a multidrug-resistant bacterial infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns in a new report. Between January 2016 and February 2018, the CDC identified 118 people, including 29 pet store employees, from 18 states who developed infections from Campylobacter jejuni bacteria apparently related to puppies, the report says. While the outbreak investigation is over, “the risk for multidrug-resistant Campylobacter transmission to employees and consumers continues,” the CDC says. Bacteria from the Campylobacte...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Your Puppy Can Make You Very Sick: CDC
THURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 -- Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns. An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NARMS 2015 Human Isolates Surveillance Report
Report provides the most recent nationwide data on antibiotic resistance transmitted commonly by food, including: Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, E. coli O157, and Vibrio species other than Vibrio cholera. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chicken Is the Number-One Cause of Foodborne Illness Outbreaks. Here ’s How to Stay Safe
This article originally appeared on Health.com. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Campylobacter -- the germ on chicken eggs
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Eggs are a popular food. In fact, Germans consumed almost 20 billion of them in 2016, which equates to a per capita consumption of 235 eggs. It is therefore easy to understand why the detection of chemicals in eggs, such as the insecticide fipronil recently, caused quite a stir, not to say an outrage. What is largely unknown, though, is that the most common bacterial pathogen for food infections is also to be found on chicken eggs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

You Should Throw Away Your Germy Kitchen Sponge Immediately. Here ’s How to Wash Your Dishes Instead
Quick — what’s the germiest room in the house? You might be surprised to learn that it’s not the bathroom. Microscopic bugs and bacteria actually favor the kitchen, where you eat and prepare food. And the nexus of all that microbial activity could be sitting right next to the kitchen sink: on the sponge. If you’re washing dishes by hand, your cups, plates and flatware may not be as clean as you think. In a 2017 study published in Scientific Reports, German researchers did a germ-analysis of kitchen sponges with some startling results. There were 362 different kinds of bacteria lurking in the crevice...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on medical dangers: evolution in action | Editorial
The emergence of new strains of bacteria which can resist antibiotics or digest processed foodstuffs in our guts shows the law of unintended consequences operates everywhereThefirst case anywhere in the world of a strain of gonorrhea resistant to all known antibiotics was reported late last month. The diagnosis was made in England, but it appears that the infection came from an encounter in south-east Asia. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem, and can ’t be confined to any one part of the world for long. Last autumn a woman died in the US of an infection apparently picked up in an Indian hos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Antibiotics Society Medicine Education Science Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology US news World news Source Type: news

Outbreak of Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Campylobacter jejuni Infections Associated with Raw Milk Consumption from a Herdshare Dairy — Colorado, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

TECHLAB Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance To Market CAMPYLOBACTER QUIK CHEK(TM) and CAMPYLOBACTER CHEK(TM) Tests
Tests Help Clinicians Diagnose Diarrhea Caused by Campylobacter Bacteria BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 23, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- TECHLAB, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of rapid non-invasive diagnostic tests for gastroin... Diagnostics, Gastroenterology, Product Launch TECHLAB, CAMPYLOBACTER, QUIK CHEK (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dozens more Americans infected with puppy-cuddling disease
The CDC warns that 30 more people have been diagnosed with Campylobacter, an infection linked to puppies. This brings the total number of cases to 97 in 17 states. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy Poop Infection Tally Rises to 67 People in 15 States
TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 -- An outbreak of a potentially deadly bacteria linked to contaminated puppy poop has spread to 15 states, a new federal report shows. These multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections have now sickened 67 people. In the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 31, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kissing your puppy could send you to the hospital; CDC says virus is spreading
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that 16 more Americans have been diagnosed with Campylobacter, an infection commonly found in puppies. The bacteria strain can be transmitted through close contact such as cuddling and kissing. According to the CDC, the latest report further marks a sweeping outbreak across the country, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated chicken: Government looks at farmers, rather than processing plants, for the blame
(Natural News) Butchers and small-scale farm shops are currently being scrutinized by the Food Standard Agency (FSA) amidst allegations that they are selling chicken contaminated with the food poisoning bacterium Campylobacter, according to a report by The Daily Mail. The FSA has determined 54 percent of chicken sold on High Street (a primary business street market... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2015 NARMS Integrated Report (2017)
Report presents information and trends on Salmonella, Campylobacter, E.coli and Enterococcus in the food animal supply. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chicken food poisoning levels falling
The bug campylobacter, present in some chickens, is the leading cause of food poisoning in the UK. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IFSAC Webinar: Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2013 for Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and Campylobacter
October 20, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Multidrug-Resistant Campylobacter Outbreak Linked to Pet Store Puppies Reaches 12 States (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS A Campylobacter outbreak linked to pet store puppies has affected 55 people in 12 states, the CDC said in an advisory. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Germs in the kitchen: Salmonella better known than Campylobacter
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) What health risks are consumers aware of? What are they concerned about? The answers to these questions are provided by the BfR Consumer Monitor, a representative population survey conducted regularly by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). On the one hand it reflects the public perception in Germany with regard to consumer health protection topics, while on the other hand it is an essential indicator for recognizing possible false estimations on the part of the general public early on. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Puppies linked to outbreak of bacterial illness
The CDC has traced 55 of cases of illness to a Campylobacter infection spread by puppies, including some from Petland pet stores. David Highfield of CBS Pittsburgh station KDKA reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States
CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bacterial Infections, Pet Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy poop infections now affecting 55 people in 12 states
Puppies are transmitting potentially deadly Campylobacter bacteria infections via contaminated poop to the humans who handle them. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

55 in 12 States Hit With Puppy Poop Infections
CDC says Campylobacter bacteria can be transmitted by handling dogs (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puppy Poop Infections Now Affecting 55 People in 12 States
TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2017 -- Cute, yes, but touching them might send you to the hospital. Puppies are transmitting potentially deadly Campylobacter bacteria infections via contaminated poop to the humans who handle them, with 55 people now sickened in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with Consuming Undercooked Chicken Liver Mousse — Clark County, Washington, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Why You Should Think Twice About Playing With Puppies in a Pet Store
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized animals campylobacter campylobacter outbreak Dog Dogs health risks pet diseases pet store outbreak Petland Pets public health puppies puppy puppy outbreak Source Type: news

Pet-Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People
Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet-store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.(Image credit: joshblake/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greta Jochem Source Type: news

Pet Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People
Adorable fuzzy puppies aren't usually thought of as disease vectors. But they come with germs, too. It's not clear how pet store puppies caused dozens of humans to get sick with Campylobacter.(Image credit: joshblake/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Greta Jochem Source Type: news

CDC investigating infection outbreak it links to puppies from Petland
There have been 39 cases of human campylobacter infection, the CDC said Monday. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Human Bacterial Infection Outbreak Linked to Puppies From Petland
Health officials across the country are investigating a multi-state outbreak of human bacterial infections linked to puppies sold through Petland, an Ohio-based chain that operates stores in the U.S. and abroad, including in Japan, South Africa, Mexico and Canada. As of Sept. 11 this year, 39 cases of human Campylobacter infections — which can spread through contact with dog feces and usually does not spread from one person to another — have been reported in seven states: Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The first case was reported on Sept. 15 last year, and the most recen...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized onetime outbreaks Pets Source Type: news

39 Americans sickened by their PUPPIES
The CDC said on Monday that 39 people in the US contracted a Campylobacter infection from puppies in the past year. Nine were hospitalized, but there have been no deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news