Campylobacteriosis



Campylobacteriosis



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Campylobacteriosis is an intestinal infection caused by Campylobacter, which are spiral-shaped bacteria that invade and destroy the epithelial cells of the jejunum, ileum, and colon. The bacteria may spread to the bloodstream in people with compromised immune systems, causing a life-threatening infection. Most people recover in 2 to 5 days, although recovery may take up to 10 days in some.


Causes

Campylobacteriosis is transmitted via consumption of contaminated food, such as raw poultry, fresh produce, water, or unpasteurized milk, and through contact with the stool of an infected person. Transmission can also result from contact with the stool of infected pets and wild animals. Risk factors include recent family history of infection with C. jejuni and travel to an area with poor hygiene or sanitation practices.

Jul 20, 2016 | Posted by in INFECTIOUS DISEASE | Comments Off on Campylobacteriosis
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