Campylobacteriosis and Control Strategies against Campylobacters in Poultry Farms

J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2024 May 28;34(5):987-993. doi: 10.4014/jmb.2311.11045. Epub 2024 Jan 15.


Campylobacteriosis is a significant foodborne illness caused by Campylobacter bacteria. It is one of the most common bacterial causes of gastroenteritis worldwide, with poultry being a major reservoir and source of infection in humans. In poultry farms, Campylobacters colonize the intestinal tract of chickens and contaminate meat during processing. Vaccines under development against Campylobacters in poultry showed partial or no protection against their cecal colonization. Therefore, this review will elaborate on campylobacteriosis and emphasize the control strategies and recent vaccine trials against Campylobacters in poultry farms. The epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Campylobacter infection, along with specific mention of poultry Campylobacter contamination events in Malaysia, will also be discussed.

Keywords: C. jejuni; Campylobacter; Campylobacteriosis; poultry; vaccine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Vaccines / immunology
  • Campylobacter Infections* / epidemiology
  • Campylobacter Infections* / microbiology
  • Campylobacter Infections* / prevention & control
  • Campylobacter Infections* / veterinary
  • Campylobacter* / isolation & purification
  • Chickens* / microbiology
  • Farms*
  • Humans
  • Malaysia / epidemiology
  • Meat / microbiology
  • Poultry Diseases* / microbiology
  • Poultry Diseases* / prevention & control
  • Poultry* / microbiology


  • Bacterial Vaccines