Campylobacteriosis - Frequently Asked Questions

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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:

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Convulsions due to high fever or meningitis
• Arthritis
• Guillain-Barrι 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:

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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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