Last Updated on Oct 18, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for campylobacteriosis?

You must consult a general physician.

2. What are the complications of campylobacteriosis?

Complications of campylobacteriosis include:
  • Convulsions due to high fever or meningitis
  • Arthritis
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

3. How long does the carrier phase of campylobacteriosis last?

Infected people continue to pass the germ in their feces for a few days to a week or more. Antibiotics may shorten the carrier phase.

4. What can be done for the prevention of campylobacteriosis?

The following measures should be undertaken to prevent campylobacteriosis:
  • Always handle raw poultry, beef and pork with proper care.
  • Refrigerate raw products promptly.
  • Wash the cutting boards and counters used for preparation.
  • Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat. Ensure that the correct internal cooking temperature is reached.
  • Avoid consuming unpasteurized milk or milk products.
  • There should be proper disposal of sewage and the water sources should be protected from contamination.
  • Encourage personal hygiene like careful hand washing before and after food preparation. Ensure that children wash their hands, particularly after handling pets.

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