is considered to be the most common bacterial cause of human gastroenteritis worldwide. can cause bloody diarrhoea, fever and abdominal pain in humans along with post-infectious sequelae such as Guillain-Barré syndrome (a paralytic autoimmune complication). infections can be fatal, particularly among young children. are distributed in most warm-blooded animals, and therefore the main route of transmission is generally foodborne, via the consumption and handling of meat products (particularly poultry). is microaerophilic and oxygen-sensitive, although it appears to be omnipresent in the environment, one of the many contradictions of .

Keyword(s): Campylobacter jejuni
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  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Award BBS/E/F/000PR10349)
    • Principle Award Recipient: Not Applicable
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