Pulsed Field Electrophoresis in Campylobacter Epidemiology

  • Barbara Geilhausen
  • Rüdiger Koenen
  • Gottfried Mauff


One of the aims of an epidemiological survey on Campylobacter and Salmonella in 1994 — as reported in two further contributions to this volume — was to compare the DNA patterns of Campylobacter isolated from chicken meat and enteritis patients. Chicken breast meat samples of different origin were bought in supermarkets of the Cologne area, about 90 per week over a period of 21 weeks. Campylobacter strains isolated from these samples were compared with strains of patients with enteric disease of the same area, which were — depending on the incubation period — isolated approximately one week later.


Meat Sample Chicken Meat Human Isolate French Origin Dutch Origin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Geilhausen
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Koenen
    • 1
  • Gottfried Mauff
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Medical Microbiology and HygieneUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  2. 2.Department of Immunology, Virology and VaccinationInstitute of HygieneHamburgGermany

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