Food Poisoning Germs: Bacteria – Campylobacter

The bacteria have the ability to cause food poisoning in two ways. Some of them attack intestines and prevent it from absorbing nutrients and water. This action leads to the diarrhea. Other bacteria release deadly toxins in foods which cause nausea, vomiting, kidney failure in human and finally leading to death.

In future, I will be introducing you to different types of bacteria which can cause havoc among the humans in short span of time. Now, I will begin with Campylobacter.

Campylobacter: This bacterium is usually found in raw meat and poultry products, untreated water, and unpasteurized milk. Birds and animals are the carriers of this bacterium. There are a dozen of harmful species of campylobacter. A small group of campylobacter is enough to cause food poisoning. The best way to prevent this bacterium from causing any harm is to cook food very well and use pasteurized milk only.

Food poisoning germs: CampylobacterThis bacterium normally spreads through cross-contamination. The usual symptoms of this food poisoning type are fever, tiredness, severe stomach pain, headache and diarrhea. Though these symptoms occur within 2 – 5 days after the consumption of contaminated food, they will stay for about 10 days. When the food poisoning occurs caused by this bacterium and you experience bloody diarrhea, then you should visit your doctor immediately.

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