Chapter 37

Campylobacteriosis: A Food Borne Illness Caused by Campylobacter

Muhammad Imran Qadir and Zunaira Akhtar

Abstract

Campylobacteriosis is a foodborne illness caused by Campylobacter (C. jejuni), gram-negative bacteria, which cause diarrhea and other symptoms like fever pain and cramps. It transmits from food spoilage, untreated water, raw milk containing the bacteria, contact with pets, and farm animals having diarrhea. Person to person transmission is uncommon. It can be diagnosed by different techniques like the culture of bacteria taken from the bloody stool is the way for culture, molecular methods like a polymerase chain reaction, antigen testing, and DNA microarray. It can be managed by taking different precautionary measures, considering various hygienic rules, and through proper medication like antibiotics. But antibiotics are not preferred to those patients having a weak immune system and AIDS.

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