From WikiMD

Campylobacter Campylobacter Campylobacter is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States. The vast majority of cases occur as isolated events, not as part of recognized outbreaks.

Sources Raw and undercooked poultry, unpasteurized milk, contaminated water.

Incubation Period

2-5 days


Diarrhea, cramps, fever, and vomiting; diarrhea may be bloody.

Duration of Illness

2-10 days

What Do I Do?

Drink plenty of fluids and get rest. If you cannot drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration or if your symptoms are severe, call your doctor. In more severe cases, certain antibiotics can be used and can shorten the duration of symptoms if given early in the illness.

How Do I Prevent It?

Always cook meat, especially poultry, to safe minimum temperatures. Keep raw meat, especially poultry, separate from other foods. Do not drink raw or unpasteurized milk.

Food safety
Food Safety 1.svg
Critical factors
Bacterial pathogens
Viral pathogens
Parasitic pathogens


WikiMD Resources - Campylobacter

Help WikiMD:Join WikiMD as an an editor and help improve the page Campylobacter or others.
W8MD weight loss logo

Ad. Tired of being overweight?. W8MD's insurance Weight loss program can HELP*

Quick links: Medicine Portal | Encyclopedia‏‎‏‎ | Gray's Anatomy‏‎ | Topics‏‎ |‏‎ Diseases‏‎ | Drugs | Wellness | Obesity‏‎ | Metabolic syndrome | Weight loss*
Disclaimer: The entire contents of WIKIMD.ORG are for informational purposes only and do not render medical advice or professional services. If you have a medical emergency, you should CALL 911 immediately! Given the nature of the wiki, the information provided may not be accurate, misleading and or incorrect. Use the information on this wiki at your own risk! See full Disclaimer.
Link to this page: <a href="">Campylobacter</a>

  • Individual results may vary for weight loss from our sponsors.