Campylobacter gastroenteritis

Campylobacter gastroenteritis

bacterial gastroenteritis in humans or other mammals, caused by infection with Campylobacter jejuni, most commonly acquired from contact with infected individuals; from consumption of contaminated food, water, or other beverages; or from exposure to contaminated objects or environmental surfaces. Infection is usually characterized by diarrhea that may be bloody, abdominal pain with cramps and fever. The cause is usually ingestion of contaminated food or water. Generally, adherence to good personal hygiene by personnel before and after all contacts with patients and their food and standard precautions will minimize the risk of transmission of enteric pathogens.

Campylobacter gastroenteritis,

n a gastrointestinal tract infection with typical symptoms, caused by
C. jejuni bacteria, the microaerophilic bacteria naturally occurring in humans.
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Nielsen and his colleagues used laboratory registries from 1991 to 2003 to identify 13,148 adults with a history of Salmonella or Campylobacter gastroenteritis, and 26,216 controls without a history of these infections.
Relatively few outbreaks of Campylobacter gastroenteritis occur (2), and most cases are sporadic.
Outbreaks and sporadic cases of Campylobacter gastroenteritis and diarrhea occur frequently among military personnel stationed in the US and overseas.
Based on national trends and our own local data, erythromycin continues to be the drug of choice for treating Campylobacter gastroenteritis.
annually, with outbreaks and sporadic cases of Campylobacter gastroenteritis and diarrhea occurring frequently among military personnel stationed in the U.
annually, with outbreaks and sporadic cases of Campylobacter gastroenteritis and severe forms of diarrhea occurring frequently among international travelers and military personnel stationed overseas.
military personnel, outbreaks and sporadic cases of Campylobacter gastroenteritis have frequently occurred among units stationed in the U.
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