Campylobacter jejuni Transmission from Pet Animals: A New Zoonosis?

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1984
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Tapper, Ronald
Beran, George
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In recent years, Campylobacter jejuni has been recognized as an important enteric pathogen of human beings causing acute and subacute gastrointestinal illness. Recent reports have suggested that infected household pets may be vectors for the human infection. It has been theorized that as more research will be conducted' the zoonotic implications of C. jejuni will rival and probably exceed those of salmonellosis. Therefore, as veterinarians, it is important to be aware of the disease in animals, the zoonotic implications, and be able to advise our clientele.

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