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What exactly is the campylobacter jejuni?

What exactly is the campylobacter jejuni?

Diarrhea inducing...: Campylobacter jejuni is a bacterium causing diarrheal illness often associated with abdominal cramp. Diarrheal stool can be bloody. The most serious complication, especially in adults, is guillain-barre syndrome. ...Read more

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What tests are used to identify campylobacter jejuni?

What tests are used to identify campylobacter jejuni?

Campylobacter jejuni: is identified by testing stool. The tests done are cultures (growing the bacteria) and enzyme assays. ...Read more

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What does the word "jejuni" in "campylobacter jejuni" mean?

What does the word "jejuni" in "campylobacter jejuni" mean?

Location: Some germs carry names for the part of the system where they are commonly found. The jejunum is a section of the small intestine where this germ can be found. ...Read more

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Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Yes, but: It is more likely to come from an infected animal such as poultry than from another person infected with it. ...Read more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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Can campylobacter be linked to legionella?

No: Campylobacter and legionella are 2 different bacteria. Campylobacter causes food-borne illness from contaminated, undercooked or raw poultry. It causes diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Legionella is a bacteria that can cause pneumonia and flu-like illness. It is usually contracted from contaminated water sources, such as pools and cooling systems. ...Read more

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