Is it possible to reduce foodborne Campylobacter infections in humans through vaccination of animals?

Jeffrey Hoorfar

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Vaccination has been used successfully over the years to eradicate many serious diseases, but what about human foodborne pathogens, such as Campylobacter? Most human cases of Campylobacter infection are associated with consumption of poultry products. Vaccination of poultry to prevent early colonization or to reduce the Campylobacter colonization level may be a viable intervention strategy in the future; however, no commercial Campylobacter vaccine is currently available. This case considers the rationale for such a strategy, the forms it could take and the challenges it would involve.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCase Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity: Lessons from Real-Life Situations
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9780857094124, 9780857096937
Publication statusPublished - 2012
SeriesWoodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition


  • poultry products consumption
  • foodborne Campylobacter infection bacterial disease, toxicity transmission, prevention and control
  • Zoonosis parasitic disease, infectious disease, viral disease
  • Eubacteria Bacteria Microorganisms (Bacteria, Eubacteria, Microorganisms) - Aerobic Helical or Vibrioid Gram-Negatives [06210] Campylobacter genus pathogen, contaminant
  • Primates Mammalia Vertebrata Chordata Animalia (Animals, Chordates, Humans, Mammals, Primates, Vertebrates) - Hominidae [86215] human common host
  • Vertebrata Chordata Animalia (Animals, Birds, Chordates, Nonhuman Vertebrates, Vertebrates) - Aves [85500] poultry common disease vector, food
  • Campylobacter vaccine immunologic-drug, immunostimulant-drug vaccine
  • 12512, Pathology - Therapy
  • 13502, Food technology - General and methods
  • 22002, Pharmacology - General
  • 22005, Pharmacology - Clinical pharmacology
  • 22018, Pharmacology - Immunological processes and allergy
  • 22501, Toxicology - General and methods
  • 22502, Toxicology - Foods, food residues, additives and preservatives
  • 22504, Toxicology - Pharmacology
  • 31000, Physiology and biochemistry of bacteria
  • 34508, Immunology - Immunopathology, tissue immunology
  • 36001, Medical and clinical microbiology - General and methods
  • 36002, Medical and clinical microbiology - Bacteriology
  • 36006, Medical and clinical microbiology - Virology
  • 60502, Parasitology - General
  • 60504, Parasitology - Medical
  • Human Medicine, Medical Sciences
  • vaccination clinical techniques
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Foods
  • Infection
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology


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