What is Campylobacter?
Campylobacter is a bacteria that lives in the intestines of birds (particularly poultry), animals and infected people. It's the most commonly reported cause of food poisoning.
It spreads by:
Touching or eating contaminated food, especially undercooked meat.
Contact with the vomit or faeces of an infected person or animal.
Touching contaminated surfaces, cloths, toilets, nappies...
The symptoms are:
Diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever within two to 10 days after infection.
Diarrhoea might contain blood and can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
How to avoid Campylobacter:
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after handling raw poultry.
Keep your kitchen hygienically clean, with products like Domestos Extended Germ-Kill and Domestos Bleach Spray. Ill people should not prepare food for others.
Hygienically clean bathroom surfaces with Domestos Extended Germ-Kill and disinfect toilets with the Domestos Toilet Cleaning System. If someone has diarrhoea, disinfect the toilet every time they use it.
Disinfect cleaning cloths by soaking overnight in a dilute solution of Domestos Extended Germ-Kill, drying them thoroughly.
Handle dirty nappies with care. Put them in a nappy bag before putting them in a bin liner to stop bacteria from causing further harm. If you use a nappy bin, make sure you use a bleach product such as Domestos Bleach Spray to clean it after use.
How to Hygienically clean chopping boards
Soak them in a solution of one tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of water for half an hour. Then rinse thoroughly and leave to dry.