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Campylobacter- spp.-related gastroenteritis in diners at a catering college restaurant was associated with consumption of duck liver pâté. Population genetic analysis indicated that isolates from duck samples were typical of isolates from farmed poultry. Campylobacter spp. contamination of duck liver may present a hazard similar to the increasingly recognized contamination of chicken liver.

Original publication




Journal article


Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date





1310 - 1313


C. coli, C. jejuni, Campylobacter, United Kingdom, bacteria, campylobacteriosis, duck, duck liver, enteric infections, human infection, outbreak, poultry, Animals, Campylobacter Infections, Campylobacter jejuni, Diarrhea, Disease Outbreaks, Ducks, Food Microbiology, Humans, Liver, Meat, Restaurants, United Kingdom