994-Campylobacter

Course # DL-994: Campylobacter jejuni: Foodborne Gastroenteritis

by James I. Mangels, MA, CLS, MT (ASCP), F(AAM) - Microbiology Consulting Services - Santa Rosa, CA

Approved for 3.0 CE
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. History of Campylobacter jejuni Gastroenteritis
  3. Transmission of Campylobacter jejuni
  4. Illness/Symptoms
  5. Complications of Campylobacter Gastroenteritis
  6. Microbiology of Campylobacter jejuni
  7. Pathogenic Mechanisms of Campylobacter jejuni
  8. Diagnosis and Identification of Campylobacter Infection
  9. Treatment
  10. Prevention of Campylobacter Infection
  11. Conclusion

Objectives:

After completing this course the participant will be able to:

  1. outline the history of Campylobacter gastroenteritis
  2. discuss the incidence of Campylobacter infection in the U.S.
  3. explain the pathogenicity factors of Campylobacter
  4. outline the clinical features of Campylobacter gastroenteritis
  5. explain how the organism is identified
  6. state methods to prevent Campylobacter gastroenteritis
  7. outline methods of treatment of Campylobacter gastroenteritis

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