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Doctor insights on: Humans Catch Campylobacter

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

Antibiotics: Will shorten the course, get your dog evaluated also. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Campylobacter?

What is the definition or description of: Campylobacter?

Entritis: caused by campylobacter jejuni.with abdominal pain fever diarrhea and blood in the stools requires an exam ,stoolexam and culture and treatment with antibiotics ...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

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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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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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Can rabbits contain campylobacter and transmit it?

Can rabbits contain campylobacter and transmit it?

Indeed.: Although rabbits are not the most common animal that can carry campylobactervin the intestinal tract (that would be poultry), rabbits can carry it as well and be a reservoir for transmission to man. ...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