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Transmission of Campylobacter jejuni by the Housefly (Musca domestica)

Simon M. Shane, Michael S. Montrose and Kathleen S. Harrington
Avian Diseases
Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1985), pp. 384-391
DOI: 10.2307/1590499
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1590499
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Transmission of Campylobacter jejuni by the Housefly (Musca domestica)
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Abstract

Houseflies (Musca domestica) were infected with Campylobacter jejuni after being confined for 5 days in a Horsfall isolator containing 25-day-old chickens known to be fecal excretors of the organism. Contaminated flies, when subsequently transferred to a second unit, transmitted C. jejuni to specific-pathogen-free chickens. Allowing a sample of 32 houseflies to ingest C. jejuni in a liquid suspension resulted in recovery rates of 20% from the feet and ventral surface of the body and 70% from the viscera. These experiments demonstrated the potential role of flies in the dissemination of avian campylobacteriosis. /// Se infectaron moscas (Musca domestica) con Campylobacter jejuni después de que se mantuvieron durante 5 días en una unidad de aislamiento tipo Horsfall donde habían pollos de 25 días de edad que excretaron el microorganismo. Las moscas contaminadas fueron entonces transferidas a otra unidad de aislamiento y transmitieron C. jejuni a pollos libres de patógenos. A una muestra de 32 moscas se les permitió ingerir C. jejuni en una suspensión líquida resultando en porcentajes de reaislamientos del 20% a partir de las patas y la superficie ventral del cuerpo y del 70% de las vísceras. Estos experimentos demuestran el papel potencial de las moscas en la diseminación de campilobacteriosis aviar.

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