public health enemy

CAMPYLOBACTER

 

PUBLIC HEALTH ENEMY

CAMPYLOBACTER

ALIAS: “Campy”

DESCRIPTION

Date Discovered: 1886

Type: Gram Negative rod

Family: Campylobacteraceae

Associates: Birds and mammals

Area of Attack: Gastrointestinal tract

Known Hideouts: Fecal matter, raw chicken, freshwater

Modus Operandi: Enters the gastrointestinal tract and destroys cells

CAUTION

Known to produce a toxin that can lead to severe pain and bloody diarrhea. Lack of treatment may lead to kidney and nervous system symptoms. Always seek medical attention.

SURVIVAL TIME 
4 hours

PREVENTION

  • Handwashing
  • Detergents
  • Disinfection