A systematic review on the role of wildlife as carriers and spreaders of campylobacter spp

OLVERA-RAMÍREZ, Andrea Margarita, MCEWAN, Neil Ross, STANLEY, Karen, NAVA-DIAZ, Remedios and AGUILAR-TIPACAMÚ, Gabriela (2023). A systematic review on the role of wildlife as carriers and spreaders of campylobacter spp. Animals, 13 (8).

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Simple Summary: Wildlife are important reservoirs of bacterial pathogens associated with human diseases. Campylobacteriosis is a relevant gastrointestinal disease in humans and is caused principally by Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli. This review compiles the current knowledge of the potential for wildlife to carry and spread Campylobacter spp. Abstract: Campylobacter spp. are important zoonotic pathogens and can cause one of the main bacterial diarrheal diseases worldwide. Research in the context of infection arising from transmission from other humans and other vertebrates has been extensive. A large fraction of these investigations has focused on domestic animals; however, there are also a number of publications which either totally, or at least in part, consider the role of wild or feral animals as carriers or spreaders of Campylobacter spp. Here, we carry out a systematic review to explore the role played by wild vertebrates as sources of Campylobacter spp. with a compilation of prevalence data for more than 150 species including reptiles, mammals and birds. We found that numerous vertebrate species can act as carriers of Campylobacter species, but we also found that some host specificity may exist, reducing the risk of spread from wildlife to domestic animals or humans.

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Additional Information: ** Article version: VoR ** From MDPI via Jisc Publications Router ** Licence for VoR version of this article: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ ** Peer reviewed: TRUE ** Acknowledgements: Acknowledgments: We thank CONACyT for the postdoctoral research fellowship granted to N-D.R. **Journal IDs: eissn 2076-2615 **Article IDs: publisher-id: animals-13-01334 **History: published_online 13-04-2023; accepted 06-04-2023; rev-recd 05-04-2023; collection 04-2023; submitted 17-12-2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Review, Campylobacter, wildlife, sources
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13081334
SWORD Depositor: Colin Knott
Depositing User: Colin Knott
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 16:12
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 15:01
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31843

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