Campylobacter infection or campylobacterosis is a bacterial intestinal infection caused by campylobacter jejuni and campylobacter upsaliensis it is a major cause of human bacterial enteritis although it is considered a normal bacterium in the intestinal tract of many animals and birds. Many campylobacter species are known pathogens in humans and animals in humans campylobacter species have been associated with a range of gastrointestinal conditions including inflammatory bowel diseases ibd barretts esophagus and colorectal cancer fig 1 . Campylobacter infection is common in the developing world and people who travel abroad have a greater chance of becoming infected tracks changes in antibiotic resistance among campylobacter bacteria isolated from humans retail meats and food animals. The bacterial infection campylobacteriosis is caused by the campylobacter jejuni bacteria that is common in animals and people everywhere in their digestive tract these spiral shaped bacterium can cause diarrhea vomiting cramps fever and dehydration among other things
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