Campylobacter a common cause of food poisoning


<p>&nbsp;In Finland, some 4 500 cases of an intestinal infection caused by campylobacter are diagnosed every year. Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira organises an international seminar on campylobacter as the cause of food poisonings. The most recent research results as well as a review of campylobacter found in the living environment will be presented in the seminar.</p>

Campylobacter is found in both people and animals, all over the world. It can be transmitted between people and also from animals to people. Food can also be the source of an infection due to e.g. deficient food hygiene. Campylobacter can be transmitted from contaminated drinking water and it occurs in natural water sources. These bacteria are among the most common causes of travellers' diarrhoea.

The seminar will take place in Evira's facility in the Viikki area of Helsinki, address Mustialankatu 3, on 22 May 2015 at 8.30 - 16.00.

Registration to the seminar by 13 May 2015 online at:

The seminar is free of charge and open to the public.

Some of the presentations will be in English.

Learn more about the project carried out in the Risk Assessment Research Unit at Evira: Campylobacter in the food chain and in the environment.

For more information, please contact:
Jukka Ranta, PhD, Docent, Senior Researcher, Risk Assessment Research Unit,
tel. +358 40 489 3374
Johanna Mäkelä, secretary, Risk Assessment Research Unit,
tel. +358 40 771 5972








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