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Campylobacteriosis is a bacterial infection of the intestines
The bacterium, Campylobacter, has been found in the feces (stool) of
humans and many animals, including chickens or other poultry, and
household pets. It is also found in some raw meats, poultry, and unpasteurized milk. Sometimes it is found in streams, ponds and other places where water is not treated with chlorine.
Anyone can have a Campylobacter infection
Infection with Campylobacter can happen at any age. People at some
ages get infection more often than others. Children under the age of
five years and young adults (ages15 to 29 years) are affected more often
than other age groups.
Symptoms to look for:
The illness usually begins 2 to 5 days after eating or drinking
infected food or water. The illness does not usually last longer than 7
to 10 days. Sometimes the illness gets better for a short time, then
gets worse again. Complications from Campylobacter infections are rare.
See your doctor if you have diarrhea or possible campylobacteriosis
Infections can be prevented
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