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got diagnosed of having food posioning from campylobacter jejuni? what is it actually and what is the difference between it and salmonella?

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Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Bacteria: C. jejuni is a gram-negative bacteria that is often transmitted via contaminated food or water. Salmonella is also a gram-negative bacteria transmitted in a similar way but with different genetics and slightly different makeup but very similar. They both cause food poisoining. Keep trying to stay hydrated and I wish you the best!
Answered on Apr 9, 2015
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