Campylobacter infection
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  • Digestive track (causes diarrhea that is sometimes bloody) and nerve cells
  • Campylobacter infection can lead to Guillan-Barré Syndrome and Reactive Arthritis
  • You can spread the disease by drinking or eating something after an infected person


Everyone and anyone can get campylobacteriosis but the people who are most at risk of the infection are young children, elderly, and people who have a weak or weakened immune system. People who cut up raw poultry in stores like Wal-Mart or FoodLion have a higher risk of getting the infection then the average person at work.


Causes diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting (rarely), cramps in the stomach, and a very high fever. In severe cases this infection can cause dehydration and - if not treated right away after dehydration - death.


On and inside of raw meat (especially poultry)


Wash your hands before and after handling raw poultry and do not cut vegetables on the same cutting board as raw meat before washing it first with hot soapy water. There are also antibiotics you can take if the infection gets bad enough, but normally your body pushes it out by itself. The only prevention about this infection is to be careful and aware of the meat you consume and make sure that you know the basic safety and sanitation rules in the kitchen.