Public exhibitions:

A twisted bug's life

A twisted bug's life. Wikimedia

The team

From the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool:

The science behind the exhibit

Campylobacter is the most common bacterial cause of human diarrhoeal disease in the developed world. Infection occurs mostly through eating undercooked chicken, but can also occur through recreational contact with the environment. Chickens become infected during rearing and can carry very high numbers of the bacteria. Our research investigates the presence and survival of Campylobacter in the farming, countryside and park environments; its interaction with the chicken gut; and the mechanisms that make chickens susceptible to infection. Understanding these issues could help us reduce chicken colonisation and, therefore, reduce illness in humans.

What to expect

Events

News and updates

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Project website: http://enigmaproject.org.uk

Have a go at their online 'Parklife' video challenge to see if you can identify some of the ways you could become ill: http://tinyurl.com/emailchallenge

Have a go at their online 'Food Safety at Home' video challenge to see if you can identify some of the food safety hazards: http://tinyurl.com/foodsafetyhome

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