publication . Article . 2007

Role of rodents in transmission of Salmonella and Campylobacter

Bastiaan Meerburg;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2007
Abstract
Salmonella and Campylobacter are generally regarded as the most important food-borne pathogens in the world. Reduction or elimination of these pathogens in the first part of the food chain (on the farm) is important to prevent disease among consumers of animal products. In organic farming, elimination becomes more difficult, as food animals are allowed outdoors and have easy access to potential sources of hazardous pathogens. Whilst rodents are often associated by organic farmers with infrastructural damage and eating or spoiling of stored feed and products, their zoonotic risks are frequently underestimated. They can amplify the number of pathogens in the envir...
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Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Food security, food quality and human health, Animal husbandry, Produce chain management, Health and welfare, Biotechnology, Agronomy and Crop Science, Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Organic farming, Biology, Campylobacter, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Hygiene, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Salmonella, Transmission (mechanics), law.invention, law, business.industry, business, Food safety, Food chain
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publication . Article . 2007

Role of rodents in transmission of Salmonella and Campylobacter

Bastiaan Meerburg;