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rapid detection of campylobacter jejuni in stool specimens by an enzyme immunoassay and surveillance for campylobacter upsaliensis in the greater salt lake city area.the alexon-trend, inc. (ramsey, minn.), prospect campylobacter microplate assay was compared with culture on a campy-cva plate (remel, lenexa, kans.) and blood-free campylobacter agar with cefoperazone (20 microg/ml), amphotericin b (10 microg/ml), and teicoplanin (4 microg/ml) (cat medium; oxoid limited, hampshire, england) with 631 patient stool samples. the cat medium was used to isolate campylobacter upsaliensis. the enzyme immunoassay (eia) had a sensitivity and a specificity of 89 and 99%, ...200010921981
campylobacter jejuni enteritis associated with consumption of raw milk.an outbreak of campylobacter jejuni enteritis occurred among people who had attended a meal where raw milk was served. a case control study was conducted using instances of illness as cases; those who attended the event but did not become ill served as controls. thirteen of 20 people who had attended the meal became ill. c. jejuni was cultured from five of six stools that were submitted. raw milk consumption was strongly associated with illness (p = .0072, fisher exact test). although c. jejuni ...200312762121
campylobacter jejuni infections associated with raw milk consumption--utah, 2014.in may 2014, the utah public health laboratory (uphl) notified the utah department of health (udoh) of specimens from three patients infected with campylobacter jejuni yielding indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (pfge) patterns. all three patients had consumed raw (unpasteurized and nonhomogenized) milk from dairy a. in utah, raw milk sales are legal from farm to consumer with a sales permit from the utah department of agriculture and food (udaf). raw milk dairies are required to ...201627031585
clinical microbiology laboratories' adoption of culture-independent diagnostic tests is a threat to foodborne-disease surveillance in the united states.introductionin november 2015, the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) sent a letter to state and territorial epidemiologists, state and territorial public health laboratory directors, and state and territorial health officials. in this letter, culture-independent diagnostic tests (cidts) for detection of enteric pathogens were characterized as "a serious and current threat to public health surveillance, particularly for shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli (stec) and salmonella" t ...201727795338
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