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Risk Assessment for Transmission of Campylobacter to Broilers


Coordinate activities with Icelandic collaborators as specified in CSREES project #0202316; oversee sample collection activities of the field technician; contribute to any adjustments in the sampling design of poultry flocks on an on-going basis during the project in consultation with the ADODR and project cooperators. Conduct epidemiological surveys of flocks and hatcheries. New money will be used to determine the level of Campylobacter in processed broiler carcasses associated with human disease.

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Consistent with specifications of CSREES project #0202316, collect samples in consultation with ADODR. Coordinate microbiological analysis of the samples with Institute for Experimental Pathology (Dr. Gunnarsson) and the Environmental and Food Agency of Iceland (Mr. Franklin Georgsson); assure samples are delivered in a timely manner at a chilled temperature. Assure isolates of Campylobacter are sent forward approprately, prepared, packaged and, delivered to courier service paid for by the ADODR. Inform ADODR of the needs for specific expendable materials involved in the project in a timely manner. New money will be used to have the field technician go to the processing plants to collect samples and to deliver these to the laboratory of the Environmental and Food Agency of Iceland.

Stern, Norman
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
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