A gastrointestinal condition characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever, caused by eating raw meat or unpasteurized milk contaminated with Campylobacter jejuni, a bacterium that infects poultry, cattle, and sheep.
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Human infections associated with cats include rabies, cat-scratch disease, capnocytophagosis, pasteurellosis, ringworm, sporothrichosis, tularemia, plague, Q fever, campylobacterosis, salmonellosis, Escherichia coli infections, cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, and toxoplasmosis.
The 3 infections of interest--salmonellosis, campylobacterosis, and STEC infection--were then classified by using the same categories so that appropriate multipliers could be applied, based on the severity of the particular illness.
The severity symptom profiles of salmonellosis and campylobacterosis were developed from OzFoodNet national case-control studies based on 396 and 1,087 reported cases, respectively (Table 1).