Campylobacter: A bacterial enteric pathogen in children, adults… and chickens?
Campylobacter is a bacterial enteric pathogen (a bacteria that typically exists in the intestines of humans and animals) that is most commonly found in farm animals, primarily chickens. It is not unlikely for the pathogen to transfer from animals to human and result in bacterial diarrhea and is associated with reduced linear growth in children. There is evidence that this pathogen is slowly becoming antibiotic resistant, which is a cause for concern in communities with high spread. How does the pathogen spread from animals to humans, and how can local communities ensure animals are kept safe from the pathogen and don’t ultimately spread it to humans? Join Francesca Schiaffino as she discusses her research in areas in and around Quito, Ecuador and how local communities are tracking spread and treating patients.
Francesca Schiaffino is a veterinary epidemiologist and public health researcher working with zoonotic enteric diseases that disproportionately affect low-resource communities in the Peruvian Amazon. Her current research is focused on the bacterial enteric pathogens Campylobacter in children, adults and animals. She received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in 2014 and a PhD in International Health from the Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2020.
Event DateWednesday, August 17, 2022Start Time: 12:00pm EDTEnd Time: 12:30pm EDT
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