Campylobacter

Stomach Bugs

Campylobacter

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.

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