A 46-year-old member asked:

How worried should i be about campylobacter infection after my brother has been sick?

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Dr. Craig Armstrong
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Caution advised: Campylobacter is and infection causing diarrhea, which is often bloody. It is commonly found in uncooked foods such as poultry. It is also spread through a fecal/oral route from human to human, so it can be prevented with good hand washing. It is self-limited, but without treatment can last up to two weeks. Treatment with certain antibiotics can shorten the course of the disease.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Worry for you or him: Both use good handwashing technique.Campylobacteriosis is often a foodborne bacterial infection usually caused by Campylobacter jejuni. Sx's can include cramps, fever, abdominal pain, watery or even bloody diarrhea & high fever. It is a cause of dysentery. It usually lasts for 2 to 10 days. It can be diagnosed through stool cultures, gram stain & antigen testing is being developed.
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