- Campylobacter is Gram-negative bacteria. It is frequently found in raw meat, particularly chicken, and thus is a significant cause of food poisoning due to handling raw meat or undercooking it.
Facts about Campylobacter
- Pregnant Women , Older Adults , People with Chronic Illnesses
- Sources : Raw and undercooked poultry , unpasteurized milk , Contaminated water
- Incubation Period is 2 to 5 days
- Symptoms : Diarrhea , Cramps , Fever , Vomiting; Diarrhea may be bloody
- Campylobacter is a very dangerous illness because it is one of the most common causes of food poisoning in the United States.
- People can prevent the illness by always cook meat , especially poultry , to safe temperatures, and to keep raw meats , especially poultry , separate from other foods , and do not drink raw or unpasteurized milk
- It also infect the bowels and it is now the leading cause of bacterial food poisoning
Images of the organism Campylobacter
- This is a up close picture of the organism Campylobacter
- Campylobacter can be found in unpasteurized milk
- Campylobacter can also be found in raw and undercooked poultry
You can also catch a fever by getting Campylobacter and many other diseases.
You can also catch stomach cramps from Campylobacter