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Campylobacter

 [kam´pĭ-lo-bak″ter]
a genus of gram-negative, microaerophilic to anaerobic, motile, curved or spiral rod-shaped bacteria, found in the oral cavity, intestinal tract, and reproductive organs of humans and animals. Certain subspecies of C. fe´tus are agents of acute gastroenteritis and can cause systemic infection in immunocompromised persons. C. pylo´ri is now known as Helicobacter pylori.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Campylobacter

(kam'pi-lō-bak'ter),
A genus of bacteria containing gram-negative, nonsporeforming, spiral or S-curved rods with a single flagellum at one or both ends of the cell; cells may also become spheric under adverse conditions; they are motile with a corkscrewlike motion and nonsaccharolytic. The type species is Campylobacter fetus.
[G. campylos, curved, + baktron, staff or rod]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Campylobacter

A genus of gently-curved gram-negative rods that are common zoonotic commensals found in the GI tracts of wild and domesticated animals, and cause 3 types of human disease: enteric–eg, diarrhea, typically by C jejuni, extraintestinal, most often by C fetus, and gastric, due to C pylori, re-classified as Helicobacter pylori; human infections are attributed to contaminated water or food. See Helicobacter pylori.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Cam·py·lo·bac·ter

(kam'pi-lō-bak'tĕr)
A genus of bacteria containing gram-negative, non-spore-forming, curved spiral rods with a single polar flagellum at one or both ends of the cell; they are motile with a characteristic corkscrewlike motion.
[G. campylos, curved, + baktron, staff or rod]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Cam·py·lo·bac·ter

(kam'pi-lō-bak'tĕr)
A genus of bacteria containing gram-negative, nonspore-forming, spiral or S-curved rods.
[G. campylos, curved, + baktron, staff or rod]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A spokeswoman for the supermarket said: "Lidl UK has been actively working in collaboration with its suppliers to reduce the levels of campylobacter in raw chicken.
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The consumption of half-baked meat and the related products serves as the main source of human infection although other livestock meat and milk products are potential sources of the disease.There are reports on the prevalence of Campylobacter among live birds and animals and different kinds of food from all over the world revealing upon a wide range of results.
Campylobacter poisoning can cause stomach ache and severe diarrhea.
According to the FSA's fourth annual campylobacter report, some 15% of chickens in these channels carried the highest level of contamination.
Based on this data, campylobacter was detected in 56% of all chicken skin samples and 7% of the samples had counts above 1,000 cfu per g chicken skin - the highest level of contamination.
In the next step, 25 mL from each sample was placed into a sterile polyethylene bag containing 100 mL of Campylobacter Enrichment Broth (Base) (LAB135, Lab M, UK) supplemented with CAT (CefoperozoneAmphotericin B-Teicoplanin; FD145, Himedia, India) and incubated for 48 hours at 42 [degrees]C under microaerobic conditions with using microaerophilic kits (Anaero Pack-MicroAero, MGC, Japan).
coli testing was performed again on March 16 on direct samples from wells 2, 3, 4, and 5; bacterial culture specifically for Campylobacter was performed on March 20 (wells 4 and 5) and 27 (wells 2 and 3).