Isolation of thermotolerant Campylobacter species from two populations of chickens bred in confinement and at liberty

The isolation rates of thermotolerant Campylobacter species in free-ranging domestic chickens and confined chickens from Iquitos city, Peru, were determined. Campylobacter spp. were isolated in 54,0% of the former group of chickens, being less frequent (35,0%) in the latter (p<0,05). Of the classical thermotolerant species, C. jejuni and C. coli were the most frequent. However, the presence C. lari suggests that the chickens might be an important reservoir of this bacterium.

Campylobacter; Campylobacter; Disease reservoirs

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