Campylobacter

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  • Campylobacter
    • Symptoms
      • 24-72 hour incubation period
      • Gastroenteritis
        • Diarrhoea
        • Vomiting
        • Fever
        • Stomach pains and cramps
      • IBS/ lactose intolerance
      • Miscarriage
      • Reduced effectiveness of some medicines
      • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
      • Arthritis, skin inflammation, eye inflammation (conjunctivitis)
      • Spread of infection to bloodstream, liver and pancreas
    • Sources
      • Poultry/Red meat
      • Unpasteurised      milk/untreated water
      • Gastro-intestinal tract of animals. Grows best at body temp of birds
      • Water contaminated with infected faeces
      • Cross-contamination from shopping carts
    • Prevention
      • Wash and dry hands before preparing food
      • People with vomiting or diarrhoea shouldn't prepare food for others
      • Cover cuts and sores
      • Change dishcloths and tea towels regularly
      • Cook food thoroughly. Only reheat once
      • Leftovers should be cooled quickly and refrigerated between 0-5C
      • Avoid cross contamination

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