A tolerogenic mucosal immune response leads to persistent Campylobacter jejuni colonization in the chicken gut.

@article{Hermans2012ATM,
  title={A tolerogenic mucosal immune response leads to persistent Campylobacter jejuni colonization in the chicken gut.},
  author={David Hermans and Frank Pasmans and Marc Heyndrickx and Filip van Immerseel and An Martel and Kim van Deun and Freddy Haesebrouck},
  journal={Critical reviews in microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={17-29}
}
Campylobacter enteritis is the most reported zoonotic disease in many developed countries where it imposes a serious health burden. Campylobacter transmission to humans occurs primarily through the chicken vector. Chicks are regarded as a natural host for Campylobacter species and are colonized with C. jejuni in particular. But despite carrying a very high bacterial load in their gastrointestinal tract, these birds, in contrast to humans, do not develop pathological signs. It seems that in… CONTINUE READING
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