Campylobacteriosis

Report within 24 hours of Diagnosis to the Local Health Department.

Campylobacteriosis is a disease of the intestines caused by bacteria. People get infected when they eat food or drink water that is contaminated with the bacteria. Most cases come from handling raw poultry, such as chicken. As little as one drop of raw chicken juice is enough to infect a person. The bacteria are not typically spread from person to person. Outbreaks are not frequent however, large outbreaks of campylobacteriosis are usually related to unpasteurized milk or contaminated water.

 

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Last Reviewed: 8/7/2017