M171-2

Stool: Campylobacter coli  – Shipped May 09, 2017

HISTORY

A simulated stool collected from a 25 year old traveler returning from Finland was sent to category A and B laboratories. Participants were expected to identify Campylobacter coli.

MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M171-2

  1. Hydrolysis of sodium hippurate is the major test for distinguishing C. jejuni from other Campylobacter species, especially C. coli.
  2. MALDI-TOF has been shown to be a reliable means of identification for Campylobacter species.
  3. Campylobacter infections are among the most common causes of bacterial diarrhea both in the developed and developing worlds.
  4. Reporting to Public Health agencies is required in every province in Canada.

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