Campylobacter and antimicrobial resistance in dogs and humans: "One health" in practice


Antimicrobial resistance
Resistance genes

How to Cite

Iannino, F., Salucci, S., Di Donato, G., Badagliacca, P., Vincifori, G., & Di Giannatale, E. (2019). Campylobacter and antimicrobial resistance in dogs and humans: "One health" in practice. Veterinaria Italiana, 55(3), 203–220. https://doi.org/10.12834/VetIt.1161.6413.3


Increasing antimicrobial resistance in both medicine and agriculture is recognised as a major emerging public health concern. Since 2005, campylobacteriosis has been the most zoonotic disease reported in humans in the European Union. Human infections due to Campylobacter spp. primarily comes from food. However, the human-animal interface is a potential space for the bidirectional movement of zoonotic agents, including antimicrobial resistant strains. Dogs have been identified as carriers of the Campylobacter species and their role as a source of infection for humans has been demonstrated. Furthermore, dogs may play an important role as a reservoir of resistant bacteria or resistance genes. Human beings may also be a reservoir of Campylobacter spp. for their pets. This review analyses the current literature related to the risk of Campylobacter antimicrobial resistance at the dog-human interface.


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