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What are symptoms of campylobacter infection?

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Some people never get any symptoms. If you do, they usually start within a couple of days. The most common sign is diarrhea, and the stool may have blood in it. You may also be sick to your stomach and vomit.

Other signs of infection include:

The infection usually lasts about a week.

  • Belly cramps
  • Bloating
  • Fever

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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