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$750,000 for campylobacter research

A grant of nearly US$750,000 has been awarded for further research into the prominent food-related disease campylobacter.

The grant will be used by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority and Ministry of Environment to jointly investigate how the campylobacter bacteria behave in the food chain and the environment.
Campylobacteriosis, a source of which is undercooked poultry, is responsible for approximately 60% of New Zealand's reported diseases.
It is estimated that campylobacter costs the economy $75 million a year.
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