A Campylobacter Medium for All Seasons?
Campylobacter infection is associated with a variety of vehicles such as contaminated water and chicken3. The successful isolation of the organisms is dependant upon the correct balance being achieved between allowing them to recover from injury and grow, whilst suppressing competition4. The “Exeter” antimicrobial formulation2 has been shown to be efficient in isolating campylobacters from a variety of different samples but it requires modification for use with samples containing highly damaged campylobacters.
KeywordsHalf Strength Ferrous Sulphate Successful Isolation Correct Balance Medium Nutrient Broth
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