Research report

‚ÄčThe molecular epidemiology of Scottish campylobacter isolates from human cases of infection using multilocus sequence typing (MLST)



  1. Forbes, K.J., Gormley, F.J., Dallas, J.F., Labovitiadi, O., MacRae, M., Owen, J., Richardson, R.J., Strachan, N.J.C., Cowden, J.M., Ogden, I.D. & Mcguigan, C.C. (2009). Campylobacter immunity and co-infection following a large outbreak in a farming community. J.Clin.Microbiol., 47, 111-16.
  2. Ogden, I.D., Dallas, J.F., MacRae, M., Rotariu, O., Reay, K.W., Leitch, M., Thomson, A.P., Sheppard, S.K., Maiden, M.C.J., Forbes, K.J. & Strachan, N.J.C. (2009). Campylobacter excreted into the environment by animal sources: prevalence, concentration shed and host association. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 6, 1-10.
  3. Sheppard, S.K., Dallas, J.F., MacRae, M., McCarthy, N.D., Sproston, E.L., Gormley, F.J., Strachan, N.J.C., Ogden, I.D., Maiden, M.C.J. & Forbes. K.J. (2009). Campylobacter genotypes from food animals, environmental sources and clinical disease in Scotland 2005/6. Int.J.Food Microbiol., 134, 96-103.
  4. Sheppard, S.K., Dallas, J.F., Strachan, N.J.C., MacRae, M., McCarthy, N.D., Falush, D., Ogden, I.D., Maiden, M.C.J. & Forbes, K.J. (2009). The origin of human campylobacteriosis in Scotland 2005/6. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 48, 1072-78.
  5. Strachan, N.J.C., Gormley, F.J., Rotariu, O, Ogden, I.D., Miller, G., Dunn, G.M., Sheppard, S.K., Dallas, J.F., Reid, T.M.S., Howie, H., Maiden, M.C.J. & Forbes, K.J. (2009). Attribution of Campylobacter infections in northeast Scotland to specific sources using multi-locus sequence typing (MLST). Journal of Infectious Diseases, 199, 1205-08.
  6. Rotariu, O., Dallas, J., Ogden, I., Macrae, M., Sheppard, S., Maiden, M., Gormley, F., Forbes, K. & Strachan, N. (2009) Spatiotemporal homogeneity of Campylobacter subtypes from cattle and sheep across North-eastern and South-western Scotland. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75(19), 6275-81
  7. Roux, F., Sproston, E., Rotariu, O., Macrae, M., Sheppard, S. K., Bessell, P., Smith-Palmer, A., Cowden, J., M. Maiden, C. J., Forbes, K. J. and Strachan. N. J. C. (2013). Elucidating the Aetiology of Human Campylobacter coli Infections. PLoS ONE 8:e64504.
  8. Strachan, N. J. C., Rotariu, O, Smith-Palmer, A., J. Cowden, J., Sheppard, S. K., O'Brien, S. J., Maiden, M. C. J., M. Macrae, M. Bessell, P. R., Matthews, L., Reid, S. W. J., Innocent, G. T., Ogden, I. D., and Forbes. K. J. (2013). Identifying the seasonal origins of human campylobacteriosis. Epidemiology and Infection 141:1267-1275.
  9. Read D.S., Woodcock D.J., Strachan N.J., Forbes K.J., Colles F.M., Maiden M.C., Clifton-Hadley F., Ridley A., Vidal A., Rodgers J., Whiteley A.S., Sheppard S.K. (2013). Evidence for phenotypic plasticity amongst multi-host Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli lineages using ribosomal MLST and Raman spectroscopy. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79(3): 965-73
  10. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02521-12
  11. Strachan N.J., MacRae M., Thomson A., Rotariu O., Ogden I.D., Forbes K.J. (2012). Source attribution, prevalence and enumeration of Campylobacter spp. from retail liver. Int.J.Food Microbiol. 153:234-236     

This project aimed to identify epidemiological links and sources of infection. It also examined the population genetics of campylobacter.

Project Code: S14006

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