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Campylobacter: A Foodborne Pathogen with Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance

Version 1 : Received: 29 April 2021 / Approved: 5 May 2021 / Online: 5 May 2021 (11:05:37 CEST)

How to cite: Kiran, A.; Ruiz Alvarez, M.J.; Swe Han, K.S.; Kumar, A.; Chakraborty, D.; Mugisha, L.; Elbadawi, H.; Khalaf, Y.; Panicker, A.; Souda, S.; van Dongen, M.B. Campylobacter: A Foodborne Pathogen with Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance. Preprints 2021, 2021050033 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0033.v1). Kiran, A.; Ruiz Alvarez, M.J.; Swe Han, K.S.; Kumar, A.; Chakraborty, D.; Mugisha, L.; Elbadawi, H.; Khalaf, Y.; Panicker, A.; Souda, S.; van Dongen, M.B. Campylobacter: A Foodborne Pathogen with Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance. Preprints 2021, 2021050033 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202105.0033.v1).

Abstract

Campylobacter is one of the major foodborne pathogens of concern in its growing trend of antimicrobial resistance. C. jejuni and C. coli are the major causative agents, with C. jejuni contributing to most of the cases in approximately 90% in the world. Infection is transmitted to humans due to consumption of contaminated food and water. Campylobacteriosis caused by C. jejuni is commonly presented with severe diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting with some extreme cases resulting in Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) and acute flaccid paralysis. Symptoms are severe in cases of children below 5 years, elderly and individuals who are immunocompromised. The infection is usually sporadic, and self-limiting and thus does not require antibiotics for treatment. Still, the antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter is a major concern because of the transmission of resistance from animal sources to humans. This review highlights the recent epidemiology, geographical impact, resistance mechanisms, spread of Campylobacter spp. and the strategies to control the transmission of Campylobacter from veterinary sources and its antimicrobial resistance.

Subject Areas

Campylobacter; Antimicrobial Resistance; Foodborne Pathogen; Animal Source

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