Campylobacter is 1 of 4 key global causes of diarrhoeal diseases. It is considered to be the most common bacterial cause of human gastroenteritis in the world. The main route of transmission is generally believed to be foodborne, and the most common clinical symptoms of Campylobacter infections include diarrhoea (frequently bloody), abdominal pain, fever, headache, nausea, and/or vomiting.
Campylobacter infections are generally mild, but can be fatal among very young children, elderly, and immunosuppressed individuals. It is estimated that 5–20% of people with Campylobacter infection develop irritable bowel syndrome for a limited time, 1–5% develop arthritis and about one in every 1,000 reported Campylobacter illnesses leads to Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) that may require intensive medical care. The high incidence of Campylobacter diarrhoea, as well as its duration and possible complications, makes it highly important from a socio-economic perspective.
Stool culture is the traditional method for Campylobacter identification, but it is complex, labor intensive, time consuming and sensitivity is limited.
OPERON offers Simple/Stick Campylobacter for prompt and reliable detection of the Campylobacter jejuni and coli subtypes in human faecal samples. It is a helpful tool to improve patient care, the diagnosis and the therapeutic management of patients.