Animals and humans
Fecal-oral, ingestion of contaminated food or water, and the eating of raw meat
Case Fatality Ratio
Does not commonly cause death, it has been estimated that approximately 124 persons with Campylobacter infections die each year (CDC).
The standardized mortality ratio for cases infected domestically was 2.9 (95% CI: 1.9–4.0) within the first month following the illness, and for those infected abroad, a lower standardized mortality ratio 0.3 (95% CI: 0.04–0.8) was shown for the first month after diagnosis (Ternhag et al, 2005).
It is estimated to affect over 2.4 million persons every year, or 0.8% of the population (CDC).
3-5 days or up to a week (Medscape)
Burden of Disease
Gram-negative, spiral, and microaerophilic. Motile, with either unipolar or bipolar flagella, the organisms have a characteristic spiral/corkscrew appearance and are oxidase-positive
Recommended Dose Response Model
Dose response models for Campylobacter
Beta-Poisson, α is 0.14, N50 is 890.38
CDC Campylobacter Page
Ternhag A, Torner An, Svensson A, Giesecke J, and Ekdahl K. (2005) Mortality following Campylobacter infection: a registry-based linkage study. BMC Infectious Diseases. 5:70. Full Text