What is Campylobacter?

Campylobacter belongs to the bacterial family. To be more specific; it is a genus of gram-negative bacteria. It is the causative agent of the most common zoonoses. Zoonoses can be parasitic, bacterial, or viral or include unconventional agents. These are responsible for any disease or infection that is naturally transmissible from vertebrates to humans. So animals have a very important role in maintaining zoonotic infections in nature. This bacterium is found in poultry, birds, young dogs, cats, pigs, cattle, rodents, sheep, goats, and flies. The bacterium’s typical shape is a spiral-shaped, thin, 1.5 to 5 µm rod.