Zoonotic Infections in People, Pigs and Poultry

/media/livacuk/infectionandglobalhealth/newsite/food-safety-banner.jpgCamCon: Control of  Campylobacter in Broiler Chickens

CamCon is an EU FP7-funded project spanning four years from May 2011 to May 2014.  The UK, Denmark, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Norway and The Netherlands are all involved in various work packages, and the ultimate goal is to produce Campylobacter-free fresh chicken in Europe. 

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Biology and Control of Campylobacter in the Chicken Supply Chain (CamChain)

Our work is part of an EMIDA ERA-NET project entitled Biology and Control of Campylobacter in the chicken supply chain (CamChain).  We comprise groups in Europe and Thailand and our work packages (WP) willl address knowledge gaps on the behaviour of Campylobacter in the poultry chain.

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 ‌Investigation into Broiler Production Systems: On-farm studies of how production systems, bird welfare and endemic disease affect the susceptibility of chickens to Campylobacter

Campylobacter spp. are the most commonly reported bacterial food-borne pathogens in Europe.  Transmission is strongly associated with consumption of undercooked poultry products. We will investigate Campylobacter in commercial broiler systems to identify management options to better control colonisation and extra-intetinal spread of these bacteria.

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‌FSA Predictive Modeling - Factors Affecting Heat Resistance of Campylobacter

New predictive models are urgently needed to inform the food industry about treatments to eliminate Campylobacter from food products. This project aims to develop accurate predictive models for the assessment of the survival of Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli under food-relevant conditions.

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Susceptibility of Broiler Chickens to Campylobacter: Impacts of the Gut Environment and Immune Status on colonization (Lagphase)

The aim of this project is to understand the mechanisms responsible for the 'Campylobacter free period' or 'lag phase' of infection in broilers.  This is the apparent resistence to Campylobacter infection shown by birds during their first weeks of life.

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The ENIGMA Project

The ENIGMA project is led by the University of Liverpool and is a large collaborative programme of Campylobacter research taking place across the UK. The project is looking at the roles that environmental and food pathways and their interactions can play and how human behaviour and human-environment interactions could influence exposure to organisms and risk of disease. This research is funded through the Environmental & Social Ecology of Human Infectious Diseases Initiative (ESEI).

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Outbreak - Fully Integrated, real-time detection, diagnosis and control of community diarrhoeal disease clusters and outbreaks