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Key hurdle found in campylobacter vaccine effort

Antibody production fails to clear campylobacter within lifetime of commercial broiler chicken.

New research from the University of Liverpool in the U.K. reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off campylobacter during their life span.

The findings have important implications in the challenge to develop a poultry vaccine for the microbe, which is a leading cause of food poisoning.

As both a public health and animal welfare issue, finding a way to control campylobacter infection is a priority for the poultry industry. Curr

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