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Volume 16, Number 7—July 2010

Conference Summary

Peer Reviewed Report Available Online Only

15th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms

John E. MooreComments to Author  and Motoo Matsuda
Author affiliations: Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK (J.E. Moore); University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK (J.E. Moore); Azabu University, Sagamihara, Japan (M. Matsuda)

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Summary of poultry and poultry-related intervention measures presented at 15th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms in Niigata, Japan, September 2009

Intervention Country Comment Author (reference)
Biosecurity: handwashing, foot dipping UK Survey of biosecurity from 3 large companies and 8 farms. Noncompliance issues were highlighted Gittens and Newell (5)
Biosecurity and nonbiosecurity interventions UK Critical review of published works on farm intervention measures was performed. Report will be published at Newell and Allen (6)
Use of bacteriocins USA 5–6 log reduction in cecal contents, 3 d prior to slaughter Svetoch and Stern (7)
Vaccination UK Vaccination possible but considered as a long term intervention option Oral subunit vaccination can induce detectable immune responses Newell (8), Gudivada et al. (9)
Use of Lactobacillus salivarius Finland Bacteriocin reduces colonization Hanan et al. (10)
Lytic bacteriophage therapy UK 2 log reduction in cecal levels of birds.Virulent bacteriophages share few or no genes with their host but influence strains and phenotypes of campylobacters in poultry El-Shibiny and Connerton (11), Connerton (12)
Probiotics Japan Small decrease in colonization of poultry Marubashi (13)
Capyrylic acid (8C-medium chain fatty acid) USA 3–4 log reduction in birds fed 3–7 d at 0.7% Donoghue et al. (14)
Short- and medium-chain fatty acid fed supplementation The Netherlands Method for the prevention of colonization in broilers Van Gerwe et al. (15)
Strongly acidic electrosided water (50 ppm Cl2) Japan 7.1 × 103 cfu/g to undetectable on chicken wings Shimazaki et al. (16)
Freezing Iceland 90% decrease in annual human campylobacteriosis Lowman et al. (17)
Improved crate washing UK Use of water at ≈60oC, along with high pressure and high volume sprays along with detergent, followed by a disinfectant spray, resulted in a reduction of campylobacters Allen et al. (18)
Flynetting Iceland 62% reduction of infection in flocks Lowman et al. (19)
Withdrawal of poultry meat The Netherlands Culling of poultry due to avian influenza reduced human disease by 10%–70%. The authors suggested that transmission from poultry farms through the environment and other factors were important, in addition to reduced sales of poultry meat. van Pelt et al. (20)

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