Thursday, July 26, 2012

Campylobacter jejuni in food

Campylobacter jejuni is present in 30% of raw pork, 80 to 10% of raw poultry. and 100% of all raw, unpasteurized milk and dairy products.

It is found in raw vegetables fertilized with animals or human fecal materials.

Symptoms of the illness caused by C. jejuni include: diarrhea, fever, headache, nausea and several abdominal pain.

The illness may longer for 1 to 2 weeks, and they may be a relapse when recovery seems imminent.

This illness is more severe in adults than in children and can sometimes lead to a form of reaction arthritis. 

Symptoms of illness are similar to other foodborne illnesses by Salmonella spp., Shigella spp. and Escherichia coli.

Ingesting of food containing as few as 10 to 500 microorganisms can cause illness in healthy people.

The temperature range for growth ranges from 77 ° F to 109.4 ° F.
Campylobacter jejuni in food
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