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The PCR/RFLP typing of 156 isolates Campylobacter jejuni originating from poultry and humans was performed (101 human and 55 poultry strains).On the basis of restrictive digest, six types were identified with AfaI, seven types with MboI and five types with HaeIII. With a combination of these three enzymes, 22 types were found. In human strains, the most frequently occurring types were Cj.4 (28%), Cj.1 (19%), Cj. 13 (13%) and Cj. 2 (5%). In the case of poultry strains, the most frequent types were Cj. 1 (34%), Cj. 11 (22%), C.j. 21 (16%) and Cj. 15 (11%).The findings support the hypothesis that poultry is a significant source but not sole source of Campylobacter sp. in relation to humans.The typing of Campylobacter sp. forms the basis for an evaluation of the current state and risk assessment of various Campylobacter sp. sources in relation to humans.