|Document ID (ISN)||107555|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Price L.B., Roess A., Graham J.P., Baqar S., Vailes R., Sheikh K.A., Silbergeld E.
||Neurologic symptoms and neuropathologic antibodies in poultry workers exposed to Campylobacter jejuni
||July 2007, Vol.49, No.7, p.748-755. Illus. 35 ref.
||The objective of this case-control study was to examine associations between occupational exposure to live poultry with exposure to Campylobacter jejuni, campylobacter-associated neurological symptoms and neuropathological antibodies. Subjects included 20 poultry workers and 40 community referents. Campylobacter exposure was evaluated by stool culture and serum antibodies, neurological symptoms were assessed by questionnaire and neuropathological antibodies were measured by serum anti-glycolipid antibody concentrations. It was found that poultry workers had significantly higher anti-campylobacter compared with that of referents, and they were significantly more likely to report multiple campylobacter-associated neurological symptoms.
||bacteria; zoonoses; poultry farming; biological hazards; risk factors; neurological effects
||subjective assessment; immunoglobulins; USA; symptoms; determination in excrements; handling of animals; determination in blood; exposure tests; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the nervous system