Despite the observed pronounced genetic heterogeneity of C. jejuni isolates, identical PFGE profiles were often confirmed in the isolates of human, animal and poultry food origin, indicating at animals as the main source of infection. Different PFGE profiles of C. jejuni isolates from on the same farm but from different production batches show that individual strains do not persist on farms. Identical PFGE profiles of C. jejuni isolates from the carcasses of different breeders show that cross-contamination on the slaughter line is possible. A high level of C. jejuni contamination was found in retail poultry meat, as well as high level of resistance of C. jejuni to antibiotics, especially against quinolones and tetracyclines.
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