Campylobacter

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Microaerophilic, small, curved, faintly-staining Gram negative bacilli

Epidemiology

Campylobacter spp. are the most commonly identified food-borne bacterial pathogens. It is the cause of acute gastroenteritis often referred to as "food poisoning". Poultry is the most common source.

Associated syndromes

Acute gastroenteritis

Additional Information

Contact precautions are indicated for all patients with potentially infectious diarrheal illness