Frequently Asked Questions
You must consult a general physician.
2. What are the complications of campylobacteriosis?
Complications of campylobacteriosis include:
Convulsions due to high fever or meningitis
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:
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.