Campylobacteriosis: A Food Borne Illness Caused by Campylobacter
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Muhammad Imran Qadir,
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.
Antibiotics, Campylobacteriosis, Culturing, Diarrhea, Molecular