Campylobacter cases in poultry are begining to fall
According to experts within the poultry industry,
measures introduced in 2006 to reduce the level of campylobacter infection on
chicken farms and processing plants may be starting to have an
There has been a decrease in the number of human cases of campylobacter
for the period August 2006 to April 2007,
compared with the previous eight months.
Poultry Industry Association executive director, Michael Brooks, says
monitoring has shown a reduction of about 10% in campylobacter
levels at processing plants.
It is too soon to prove a direct link between that and the reduced number
of human cases, however, he says the industry hopes that the efforts aimed to
reduce this disease in poultry, which were introduced last year, are making
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