By: Joshua Tung Poon Yin Class 9.6

What is a campylobacteriosis disease?

Campylobacteriosis disease is a disease which is being caused by drinking dirty water, eating uncooked food. This is one of the most common bacteria disease between human life. It can be also known as foodborne disease. It is often produces an inflammatory, sometimes bloody, diarrhea or dysentery syndrome, mostly including cramps, fever and pain. The scientific name for campylobacteriosis disease is campylobacter.


Here is a video about the Campylobacteriosis Disease:

What causes it (campylobacteriosis)?
The campylobacteriosis disease is usually caused by a simple bacteria known as campylobacter. Campylobacter jejuni are the most common types that causes the diseases between people. Campylobacter jejuni is causes the most cases of the foodborne disease. The diseases are curved or spiral, motile and non- spore forming. The campylobacter jejuni is leading the United States into 2.4 million death every year. These spiral and comma shaped Campylobacteriosis disease can be found in the animals in your home. Birds, swine, cattle can be caused by this disease. Another disease related to campylobacter jejuni, called campylobacter upsaliensis disease can be found in the cats & dogs that you have at home.
How is it transmitted?
The campylobacteriosis can be transmitted easily. Eating raw food like sushi, uncooked food (not fully cooked), drinking dirty water or raw milk, or any human or any organism feces will also infect any organism by getting this non- infectious disease. Most frequently, poultry and cattle waste are the sources of the bacteria, but feces from puppies, kittens, and birds also may be contaminated with the bacteria.

Here is a video about what will happen to you when you get caused by these symptoms:

What are the symptoms? How long do they last? Are they deadly?


If you are infected with Campylobacter, you may have no symptoms. If you do, they can include
  • Diarrhea (often bloody)
  • Abdominal cramping and pain ( painful and feeling pain in the bones )
  • Nausea and vomiting ( feeling a little of sickness and want to throw up )
  • Fever ( high body temperature )
  • Tiredness ( weariness, need a little bit of rest )
Campylobacteriosis usually lasts for 2 to 5 days, but in some cases as long as 10 days.

Can be cured? If so, how? If not, is there a way that we can at least treat it?
If you are like most people infected with Campylobacter, you will get better with no special treatment. If you need treatment, your health care provider can prescribe an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin or azithromycin.
Erythromycin helps treat diarrhea caused by Campylobacter. If you have diarrhea, be sure to drink plenty of water.


Here is a video about drinking safe water and not to "SUFFER" from Campylobacteriosis: