Campylobacter

Campylobacter

  • A bacterial infection caused by bacteria of the genus Campylobacter.
  • Incubation period is 3 days; it can range from 1 to 7 days.
  • Symptoms vary a lot, but include bloody diarrhoea, abdominal pain, fever and sometimes vomiting.
  • Some people do not display any symptoms.
  • Can lead to long term symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • Most cases are associated with handling or eating undercooked poultry and can be transmitted by cross contamination of food caused by poor hygiene and catering practices.