Analysis of two cross-contamination cases of Campylobacter jejuni foodborne disease in fragile subjects in the territory of a Local Health Authority in Tuscany, Italy


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Published: 21 February 2024
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Campylobacteriosis is the most reported foodborne disease in the European Union, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases annually. Human infection can be caused by a low infectious dose, and in fragile populations, the food disease can manifest itself in acute and severe forms. This study aims to analyze two cases of campylobacteriosis in fragile people caused by Campylobacter jejuni in 2023 in Tuscany and the actions of the Local Health Competent Authority. From the results of the related investigations, it was possible to attribute both cases of foodborne diseases to unsafe food management during preparation/administration. Given the peculiar characteristics of the etiological agent, it is necessary to focus the attention of the population, especially those who deal with fragile subjects, on the good hygiene practices to be followed both at home and in collective catering.


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Marconi F, Sartoni M, Girardi C, Rossi A, Carrini M, Nuvoloni R, Pedonese F, Munaò G. Analysis of two cross-contamination cases of <i>Campylobacter jejuni</i> foodborne disease in fragile subjects in the territory of a Local Health Authority in Tuscany, Italy. Ital J Food Safety [Internet]. 2024 Feb. 21 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];13(1). Available from: https://www.pagepressjournals.org/ijfs/article/view/12053

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