Atlas of foodborne infections
transmitted by contaminated food and water

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Campylobacter

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Bacterial pathogen that causes fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.  These bacteria live in the intestines of healthy birds, and most raw poultry meat has Campylobacter on it.  Eating undercooked chicken, or other food that has been contaminated with juices dripping from raw chicken is the most frequent source of this  infection. 

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