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The Seasonality of Thermophilic Campylobacters in Beef and Dairy Cattle

  • K. N. Stanley
  • J. S. Wallace
  • K. Jones

Abstract

The clinical epidemiology of campylobacteriosis in the UK, and many temperate climates, shows a striking seasonality, peaking in late spring /early summer. In the search for an environmental reservoir in the Lancaster area, it was found that samples from sewers leading from a local slaughter house yielded high numbers of thermophilic campylobacters in summer and lower numbers in winter1, and lead the authors to hypothesise that farm animals may exhibit a similar seasonality to that seen in human infections.

Keywords

Dairy Cattle Beef Cattle Most Probable Number Local Slaughter House Buffer Peptone Water 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. N. Stanley
    • 1
  • J. S. Wallace
    • 1
  • K. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Biological Sciences, I.E.B.S.Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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