Flies and Campylobacter Infection of Broiler Flocks

Hald, Birthe; Dang Duong Bang; Pedersen, Kart; Madsen, Mogens; Skovgård, Henrik; Jespersen, Jørgen B.; Dybdahl, Jens
August 2004
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Aug2004, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p1490
Academic Journal
A total of 8.2% of flies caught outside a broiler house in Denmark had the potential to transmit Campylobacter jejuni to chickens, and hundreds of flies per day passed through the ventilation system into the broiler house, Our study suggests that flies may be an important source of Campytobacter infection of broiler flocks in summer.


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