Salmonella enterica is a rod-shaped Gram-negative bacterium and a member of the genus Salmonella. Most cases of salmonellosis are caused by food infected with Salmonella enterica, which often infects cattle and poultry, though also other domestic animals, such as cats and hamsters have also been showned to be sources of infection to humans. Investigations of vacuum cleaner bags have shown that households can act as a reservoir of the bacterium; this is more likely if the household has contact with an infection source, for example members working with cattle or in a veterinary clinic.
Campylobacter jejuni is a species of curved, rod-shaped, non-spore forming, Gram negative microaerophilic, bacteria commonly found in animal feces. It is one of the most common causes of human gastroenteritis in the world. Food poisoning caused by Campylobacter species can be severely debilitating but is rarely life-threatening. It has been linked with subsequent development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), which usually develops two to three weeks after the initial illness. Infection with C. jejuni usually results in enteritis, which is characterised by abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and malaise. The symptoms usually persist 24 hours to a week, but may be longer. Diarrhea can vary in severity from loose stools to bloody stools.
G-DiaBactTM is a trusted and easy-to-use molecular diagnostic CE-IVD kit designed to detect the gastroenteritis/bacteria panel by real-time PCR in biological samples (stool samples) collected from potentially infected patients.