Poster wins award at international Campylobacter conference

In September 2017, IDReC researchers Sih Jing Liao, Johnathan Marshall, Nigel French and Martin Hazelton presented a poster at the International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and related organisms (CHRO) in Nantes, France.

The poster, entitled "Chickens in the city, cows and sheep in the country: A simple model for the source of campylobacteriosis" won one of 3 poster prizes. Using statistical models, the work demonstrated that campylobacteriosis cases from very rural areas are likely ruminant associated, whereas cases from highly urban areas are likely poultry associated. This research addresses an important public health question by helping determine the source(s) of Campylobacter infections in New Zealand.

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