Campylobacter in housed broiler chickens: a longitudinal study of risk factors.

  title={Campylobacter in housed broiler chickens: a longitudinal study of risk factors.},
  author={S. P. Rushton and Tom J. Humphrey and Mark D. F. Shirley and Sharlene Bull and Frieda J\orgensen},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={137 8},
Infections by Campylobacter spp. are a major cause of gastrointestinal disease in the United Kingdom. Most cases are associated with the consumption of chicken that has become contaminated during production. We investigated the epidemiology of Campylobacter spp. in chickens in a 3-year longitudinal study of flocks reared on 30 farms in the United Kingdom. We used Generalized Linear Mixed Effect Models (GLMM) to investigate putative risk factors associated with incidence and prevalence of flock… CONTINUE READING
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