Colonization of broiler chickens by waterborne Campylobacter jejuni.

@article{Pearson1993ColonizationOB,
  title={Colonization of broiler chickens by waterborne Campylobacter jejuni.},
  author={AndrewD. J. Pearson and Michele Greenwood and Timothy David Healing and Dale Rollins and Manoucher Shahamat and Jean M. I. Donaldson and Rita R. Colwell},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={
          987-96
        }
}
Chickens on a broiler farm in southern England were found to be colonized with Campylobacter jejuni of a single serotype, Lior 1 Penner 4. The farm was the sole supplier of a local slaughterhouse associated with a campylobacter outbreak in 1984 caused by this serotype. The serotype persisted on the farm for at least 18 months after the outbreak; its prevalence in the human population served by the farm remained high until it disappeared from the farm in 1986. The possible sources and routes of… CONTINUE READING

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