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