Campylobacter jejuni is the most common cause of bacterial foodborne illness in the United States. Most cases of campylobacteriosis are associated with eating raw or undercooked poultry, or cross-contamination from raw poultry.
How do people get infected with Campylobacter?
Campylobacteriosis is most often associated with eating raw or undercooked poultry or from cross-contamination of other foods by these items. Infants may get the infection by contact with poultry packages in shopping carts.
Most people who get ill with campylobacteriosis get diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, and fever within two to five days after exposure to the organism. The diarrhea may be bloody and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The illness typically lasts one week. Some infected persons do not have any symptoms. In persons with compromised immune systems, Campylobacter occasionally spreads to the bloodstream and causes a serious life-threatening infection – INCLUDING PARALYSIS AND DEATH!!!!!
Even ONE DROP of juice from raw chicken meat can infect a person. (SOURCE: http://www.stopfoodborneillness.org/pathogen/campylobacter/ ).
This image was done in the UK – It’s the same in the US.
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