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Dr. Stanley Morrison
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Campylobacter (Overview)

Campylobacter is a type of bacteria that frequently causes foodborne illness. Common symptoms of a campylobacter infection include diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever within a few days of exposure to the bacteria. Most cases of infection are related to raw or undercooked poultry meat.


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I have campylobacter. For how long will I be ill?

I have campylobacter. For how long will I be ill?

Antibiotics: Will shorten the course, get your dog evaluated also. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Morrison
60 doctors shared insights

Campylobacter (Overview)

Campylobacter is a type of bacteria that frequently causes foodborne illness. Common symptoms of a campylobacter infection include diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever within a few days of exposure to the bacteria. Most cases of infection are related to raw or undercooked poultry meat.


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I wanted to know is campylobacter jejuni contageous?

Yes,but: The stool of warm blooded animals is a common reservoir of this germ. It is often found in day care setting s and may be passed from contaminated stool. ...Read more

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My partner still has campylobacter after treatment, is this normal?

Depends: It depends on what he was treated with. Some doctors treat with ciprofloxacin, not realizing that there is resistance, macrolides like Azithromycin are better choices. It's also possible that his current diarrhea is not due to campylobacter. It could be due to antibiotics. ...Read more

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My husband has had campylobacter twice and was admitted to hospital . He works with raw sewage is he at risk?

My husband has had campylobacter twice and was admitted to hospital . He works with raw sewage is he at risk?

Campylobacter: The common routes of transmission for Campylobacter are fecal-oral, ingestion of contaminated food or water, and the eating of raw meat. Recommend wearing a protective mask over his mouth while at work to avoid accidental ingestion of fecal matter. Also avoid raw foods such as under cooked chicken. ...Read more

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What are you allowed to do or not do when you have campylobacter infection?

No contact w/others.: This is transmitted by the fecal-oral route, as well as by infected foods, like meat and poultry. It is self limited and fluid support, and Erythromycin in children may be all that is needed. However, to avoid transmission and prevent spread, try not to contact others if infected, and/or pet saliva and feces. Also cook/wash food and hands, and have only pasteurized milk, not raw milk. ...Read more

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What is campylobacter?

What is campylobacter?

Name for germ: This is a name for a type of germ sometimes found in the intestines & associated with an infection & symptoms. ...Read more

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Where does campylobacter typically attack the body?

Where does campylobacter typically attack the body?

Intestine: The acute illness is characterized by abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Bloody stools are observed on the second or third day of diarrhea in about 15 percent of patients. ...Read more

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Is there any other or unusual way to get campylobacter than food or pets?

Infectious sources: Campylobacter may be found in wild animals, birds, sheep and hogs as well as other vectors. ...Read more