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Campylobacteriosis

 

Campylobacteriosis is a bacterial infection of the intestinal tract which is usually food borne.

Causes

  • Campylobacter bacterium
  • Raw milk
  • Inadequately cooked poultry and meat
  • Contaminated water
  • Contact with contaminated animals

Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bloody stools

Treatment
It usually does not require treatment and gets cured on its own within a few days. Care should be taken to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance through adequate oral rehydration.

Prevention

  • Boiling milk and water before consumption
  • Storing and handling meat and poultry hygienically and separate from other food
  • Keeping raw and cooked food separate
  • Cooking meat and poultry adequately
  • Washing hands and vessels with soap after handling raw meat and vegetables
  • Washing hands with soap after using the toilet
  • Washing hands with soap after touching pets or other animals