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Fighting Campylobacter Infections

Towards a One Health Approach

  • Steffen Backert
  • Offers insights on research of Campylobacter spp. in poultry and natural environment

  • Broadens understanding of epidemiology, molecular biology, genetics and diagnosis of infection

  • Describes disease control management under an interdisciplinary One Health approach


Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 431)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Markus M. Heimesaat, Steffen Backert, Thomas Alter, Stefan Bereswill
    Pages 1-23
  3. Lennard Epping, Esther-Maria Antão, Torsten Semmler
    Pages 59-78
  4. Sophie Kittler, Severin Steffan, Elisa Peh, Madeleine Plötz
    Pages 127-168
  5. Nicole Tegtmeyer, Irshad Sharafutdinov, Aileen Harrer, Delara Soltan Esmaeili, Bodo Linz, Steffen Backert
    Pages 169-202
  6. Fábia Daniela Lobo de Sá, Jörg-Dieter Schulzke, Roland Bücker
    Pages 203-231
  7. Julia Carolin Golz, Kerstin Stingl
    Pages 265-292 Open Access
  8. Christoph Püning, Yulan Su, Xiaonan Lu, Greta Gölz
    Pages 293-319

About this book


This edited volume explores Campylobacter species, which are some of the most important foodborne pathogens. Above all, contaminated poultry meat can cause human gastroenteritis in both developed and developing countries. The respective contributions reveal how these infections can also increase the risk of generalized paralytic diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, Miller-Fisher syndrome, and Chinese paralytic syndrome. Due to their influence on the nervous system, circulatory system, and various organs, Campylobacter infections represent a serious public health concern.

Campylobacter can be effectively combated by addressing the hygienic conditions in both food production and human lifestyles. Accordingly, the authors put forward a One Health perspective, which provides readers with essential insights into the basic biology of Campylobacter, as well as practical guidance on aspects ranging from food production to the clinical treatment of infections.

Chapters 'Population Biology and Comparative Genomics of Campylobacter Species' and 'Natural Competence and Horizontal Gene Transfer in Campylobacter' are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via


poultry food safety One Health foodborne pathogen campylobacteriosis lifestock infection campylobacter

Editors and affiliations

  • Steffen Backert
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Microbiology, Department of BiologyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

About the editors

Steffen Backert is the full Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Biology at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His group is working in the field of Microbial Pathogenesis for about 25 years, investigating molecular signalling pathways during host-pathogen interactions in enteric infections such as that of Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori. His research interest focuses on the identification and characterization of new bacterial virulence factors (secreted or injected), which could represent potential novel targets for therapeutic intervention. He has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed publications and edited eight scientific books. He is Associate Editor of various highly ranked research journals and has a strong and consistent record of gaining competitive research funding. Professor Backert is inventor on five patents.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fighting Campylobacter Infections
  • Book Subtitle Towards a One Health Approach
  • Editors Steffen Backert
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-65480-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-65483-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-65481-8
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-9965
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 319
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Microbiology
    Infectious Diseases
    Food Microbiology
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