Journal article

Investigating locally relevant risk factors for Campylobacter infection in Australia: protocol for a case-control study and genomic analysis

Liana Varrone, Russell J Stafford, Kim Lilly, Linda Selvey, Kathryn Glass, Laura Ford, Dieter Bulach, Martyn D Kirk, Nigel P French, Mary Valcanis, Dieter Bulach, Emily Fearnley, Russell Stafford, John Bates, Trudy Graham, Keira Glasgow, Kirsty Hope, Arie H Havelaar, Joy Gregory, James Flint Show all

BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The CampySource project aims to identify risk factors for human Campylobacter infection in Australia. We will investigate locally relevant risk factors and those significant in international studies in a case-control study. Case isolates and contemporaneous isolates from food and animal sources will be sequenced to conduct source attribution modelling, and findings will be combined with the case-control study in a source-assigned analysis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The case-control study will include 1200 participants (600 cases and 600 controls) across three regions in Australia. Cases will be recruited from campylobacteriosis notifications to health departments. Only those with a..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This CampySource project was supported by an NHMRC partnership grant 1116294 and contributions from Queensland Health, Food Standards Australia New Zealand, AgriFutures Australia-Chicken Meat Program, Commonwealth Department of Health, and New South Wales Department of Primary Industries. MDK is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (GNT1145997). While undertaking studies, LV is supported through an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship.