Scotland, Thank You for the Big Pink Chicken

This is perhaps my favorite campaign to raise awareness about Campylobacter. A man in a pink chicken suit runs around ruining others’ summer activities as a reminder that nothing ruins a good BBQ like a couple of cases of campylobacteriosis. Remember that cross-contamination after handling raw poultry is a big risk factor for getting this food-borne illness. After you touch raw poultry wash your hands. As Campylobacter researchers it is also nice to see Campy getting some attention. We hope that this campaign will help to make Campylobacter a better known food borne pathogen. We recently posted an article on some of the reasons why Campylobacter isn’t better known if you would like to check that out.