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How can you prevent campylobacter infection?

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The best way to avoid campylobacteriosis is to cook poultry to at least 165 F. The meat should be white, not pink. Never eat chicken that looks undercooked.

Here are some other tips:

  • Wash your hands before cooking and after touching raw poultry or meat.
  • Keep uncooked meat and poultry away from other foods by using separate cutting boards, utensils, and cooking surfaces.
  • Wash your hands after touching a pet or pet feces.
  • Make sure your child or anyone with diarrhea washes his or her hands well.

From: What Is Campylobacter Infection? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “What is campylobacteriosis?”

World Health Organization: “Campylobacter.”

Wisconsin Division of Public Health: “Campylobacteriosis.”

Vermont Department of Health, “Campylobacter”

Antimicrobe.org: “Camylobacter species.”

SA Health (Government of South Australia): “Campylobacter infection.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “What is campylobacteriosis?”

World Health Organization: “Campylobacter.”

Wisconsin Division of Public Health: “Campylobacteriosis.”

Vermont Department of Health, “Campylobacter”

Antimicrobe.org: “Camylobacter species.”

SA Health (Government of South Australia): “Campylobacter infection.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

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