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Title: Human campylobacteriosis : elucidating the exposure, disease burden, health cost and acceptability of interventions
Author: MacRitchie, Laura
ISNI:       0000 0004 2742 8453
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2012
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Campylobacter is the most commonly reported bacterial cause of gastrointestinal disease in developed countries. Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease that causes severe diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, blood in stools and fever, along with the inability to carry out normal activities for an estimated 3-5 days. Long term sequelae associated with Campylobacter infection includes Guillain Barré syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and reactive arthritis. The incidence of human campylobacteriosis in the Grampian region was 138.8 per 100,000 people in 2011 which was one of the highest incidence rates within Scotland. Identified areas of limited knowledge in Campylobacter research include: population exposure to risk factors, financial burden and public acceptability of interventions to reduce Campylobacter in the poultry process. This thesis utilises questionnaire methods to gather data from the Grampian population to expand our knowledge in these research areas to assist in the reduction of human campylobacteriosis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Economic and Social Research Council ; Rural Economy and Land Use Programme
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Campylobacter infections ; Escherichia coli infections