Campylobacter Infections

  • A. Karen Kreutner


Campylobacter (formerly classified as Vibrio) has been recognized as the cause of infectious abortion in sheep and cattle since 1909.1 Campylobacter jejuni has been recognized as a leading cause of enteritis in human beings since 1972.2 Campylobacter fetus subsp. fetus produces a systemic disease in debilitated hosts and has been implicated in maternal systemic disease leading to premature delivery and stillbirths.


Breast Milk Positive Blood Culture Fetus Subsp Nonspecific Febrile Illness Fetal Heart Tone 
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