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a bacterial species that contains various subspecies that can cause human infections as well as abortion in sheep and cattle; it is the type species of the genus Campylobacter.
Cam·py·lo·bac·ter fe·tus subsp. je·ju·ni
former name for Campylobacter jejuni.
Cam·py·lo·bac·ter fe·tus(kam'pi-lō-bak'tĕr fē'tŭs)
A species that contains various subspecies; associated with acute bacterial gastroenteritis in humans; it is the type species of the genus Campylobacter.
A species with several subspecies that can cause disease in both humans and animals. It is a food borne bacterial infection which may vary in severity from mild to severe. This organism is less likely to cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea when compared with the other Campylobacter species, but is prone to cause infection in other parts of the body such as the appendix, abdominal cavity, central nervous system (meningitis), gallbladder, urinary tract, and bloodstream.
See also: Campylobacter