Campylobacteriosis

Health Awareness Information – Keeping Kids Healthy

 

Campylobacteriosis is an illness caused by a group of bacteria called Campylobacter found in the feces of infected people and animals such as cattle, poultry, and dogs. An individual becomes infected by ingesting contaminated food or water, drinking unpasteurized milk or dairy products, or having contact with other infected people or animals.

 Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, fever, vomiting and diarrhea (which can last from a few days to a few weeks).  It can also cause dehydration in young children, pregnant women, and other vulnerable populations. 

 

Recommendations

  • Use proper hygiene, particularly in household and daycare settings
    • Carefully wash hands before and after changing diapers, using the toilet, and eating
    • Ensure supervised hand washing of small children after using the toilet
    • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, countertops, and other high-touch items

 

  • Children and staff with vomiting, fever, and/or diarrhea should not attend school/childcare/public activities until 24 hours after symptoms resolve without medication

 

  • If you or your child experience campylobacteriosis symptoms, visit your health care provider for diagnosis and treatment

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your physician.


 

 

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