Partners from Sweden (the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Swedish National Veterinary Institute), Egypt (High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University), and Australia (School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University) are collaborating together to tackle the challenge of foodborne zoonoses and its impact on human health and food safety.
In Egypt, Campylobacter is a leading cause of paediatric diarrhoea with infants and one year olds experiencing 1.2 and 0.4 episodes per year, respectively. In such hyper-endemic settings, the burden of Campylobacter diarrhoea could be substantial. The gap of knowledge about the epidemiology of Campylobacter in food sources hinders accurate assessment of the human health burden.
The goal of this collaborative research is to enhance better risk assessment of Campylobacter in the Egyptian setting. The project will provide the first baseline data on Campylobacter in broiler meat. Such data will be used for a quantitative risk assessment for such important zoonotic pathogen.
Read the full article by Ihab Habib | Linkedin.
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