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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública

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FERNANDEZ, Heriberto. Campylobacter and campylobacteriosis: a view from South America. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.1, pp. 121-127. ISSN 1726-4634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342011000100019.

The thermotolerant species of Campylobacter have become very important in public health, especially as agents of infectious diarrhea in human beings. In this brief revision we present part of the available information generated in South America about epidemiological, clinical and bacteriological aspects of campylobacteriosis and we identify some differences between the observed and documented campylobacteriosis in South America compared to those described in industrialized countries.

Keywords : Campylobacter; Campylobacter Infections; Diarrhea; Epidemiology; Zoonoses.

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