Campylobacter upsaliensis

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Campylobacter upsaliensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Epsilon Proteobacteria
Order: Campylobacterales
Family: Campylobacteraceae
Genus: Campylobacter
Species: C. upsaliensis

Campylobacter upsaliensis is a bacterial species of campylobacter[1] It can be found in cats and dogs.[2]


Campylobacter upsaliensis is named after Uppsala, Sweden, where it was first discovered.


Campylobacter upsaliensis can cause campylobacteriosis, which is, however, mostly caused by Campylobacter jejuni, a spiral and comma shaped bacterium normally found in cattle, swine, and birds, where it is non-pathogenic.[3]


  1. ^ Campylobacter J.P. Euzéby: List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature
  2. ^ Sandstedt, Karin; Ursing, Jan (January 1991). "Description of Campylobacter upsaliensis sp. nov. Previously Known as the CNW Group". Systematic and applied microbiology 14 (1): 39–45. doi:10.1016/S0723-2020(11)80359-0. 
  3. ^ Coker, Akitoye O.; Isokpehi, Raphael D.; Thomas, Bolaji N.; Amisu, Kehinde O.; Obi, C. Larry (March 2002). "Human Campylobacteriosis in Developing Countries". Emerging Infectious Diseases 8 (3). doi:10.3201/eid0803.010233.