Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Fighting Campylobacter Infections

Towards a One Health Approach

Editors: Backert, Steffen (Ed.)

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  • Offers insights on research of Campylobacter spp. in poultry and natural environment
  • Broadens understanding of epidemiology, molecular biology, genetics and diagnosis of infection
  • Describes disease control management under an interdisciplinary One Health approach
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This edited volume explores Campylobacter species, which are some of the most important foodborne pathogens. Above all, contaminated poultry meat can cause human gastroenteritis in both developed and developing countries. The respective contributions reveal how these infections can also increase the risk of generalized paralytic diseases such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, Miller-Fisher syndrome, and Chinese paralytic syndrome. Due to their influence on the nervous system, circulatory system, and various organs, Campylobacter infections represent a serious public health concern.

Campylobacter can be effectively combated by addressing the hygienic conditions in both food production and human lifestyles. Accordingly, the authors put forward a One Health perspective, which provides readers with essential insights into the basic biology of Campylobacter, as well as practical guidance on aspects ranging from food production to the clinical treatment of infections.

Chapter 'Natural Competence and Horizontal Gene Transfer in Campylobacter’ is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Steffen Backert is the full Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Biology at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. His group is working in the field of Microbial Pathogenesis for about 25 years, investigating molecular signalling pathways during host-pathogen interactions in enteric infections such as that of Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori. His research interest focuses on the identification and characterization of new bacterial virulence factors (secreted or injected), which could represent potential novel targets for therapeutic intervention. He has authored more than 220 peer-reviewed publications and edited eight scientific books. He is Associate Editor of various highly ranked research journals and has a strong and consistent record of gaining competitive research funding. Professor Backert is inventor on five patents.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Human Campylobacteriosis—A Serious Infectious Threat in a One Health Perspective

    Pages 1-23

    Heimesaat, Markus M. (et al.)

  • The Data Behind Risk Analysis of Campylobacter Jejuni and Campylobacter Coli Infections

    Pages 25-58

    Romdhane, Racem Ben (et al.)

  • Population Biology and Comparative Genomics of Campylobacter Species

    Pages 59-78

    Epping, Lennard (et al.)

  • Management Strategies for Prevention of Campylobacter Infections Through the Poultry Food Chain: A European Perspective

    Pages 79-102

    Alter, Thomas (et al.)

  • Emission Sources of Campylobacter from Agricultural Farms, Impact on Environmental Contamination and Intervention Strategies

    Pages 103-125

    Szott, Vanessa (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fighting Campylobacter Infections
Book Subtitle
Towards a One Health Approach
Editors
  • Steffen Backert
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
431
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65481-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65481-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65480-1
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 319
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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