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Campylobacter are bacteria that can cause diarrhoea and acute abdominal pain, as well as potential long term side effects from reactive arthritis to Guillain Barré syndrome, where sufferers experience varying degrees of paralysis.  The most common carriers of Campylobacter are chickens. In a UK survey carried out by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), 65% of retail chickens were found to be carrying the organism and the FSA estimates that 60-80% of cases can be blamed on chicken.  On her Hygiene Doctor site, Dr Lisa Ackerley gives the facts about Campylobacter infections top tips for avoiding Campylobacter infection. The advice can be found at http://www.thehygienedoctor.co.uk/campylobacter/

Author: Dr Lisa Ackerley

Citation: http://www.thehygienedoctor.co.uk/campylobacter/

Published: 14/08/2013

Publication Type: Webpage