Frequently Asked Questions1. 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
- 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.