Research report

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

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  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