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Document ID (ISN)107555
CIS number 08-210
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Price L.B., Roess A., Graham J.P., Baqar S., Vailes R., Sheikh K.A., Silbergeld E.
Title Neurologic symptoms and neuropathologic antibodies in poultry workers exposed to Campylobacter jejuni
Bibliographic information July 2007, Vol.49, No.7, p.748-755. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) bacteria; zoonoses; poultry farming; biological hazards; risk factors; neurological effects
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; immunoglobulins; USA; symptoms; determination in excrements; handling of animals; determination in blood; exposure tests; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Food, beverage and tobacco industries
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Livestock rearing
Biological hazards
Zoonoses