cam·​pylo·​bac·​te·​ri·​o·​sis | \ ˌkam-pi-lō-bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce campylobacteriosis (audio) , kam-ˌpi-lə- \
plural campylobacterioses\ ˌkam-​pi-​lō-​bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ˈō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce campylobacteriosis (audio) , kam-​ˌpi-​lə-​ \

Definition of campylobacteriosis

: bacterial infection with or disease caused by campylobacter Utah County Health Department officials issued a health advisory Wednesday after receiving multiple reports of campylobacteriosis, a disease caused by ingesting bacteria commonly found in unpasteurized milk products and improperly prepared chicken.— Jeremy Twitchell Symptoms of campylobacteriosis include muscle aches, fever, cramps and diarrhea leading to gastrointestinal illness, which can be treated with antibiotics.The Chicago Daily Herald

Examples of campylobacteriosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The campylobacter bacteria can cause campylobacteriosis. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 29 Aug. 2021 The illness is usually mild and some people with campylobacteriosis have no symptoms at all. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 29 Aug. 2021 By contrast, outbreaks of campylobacteriosis are often linked to unpasteurized dairy products, contaminated water, poultry and produce. Susan Scutti, CNN, 11 Sep. 2017 Overall, campylobacteriosis -- which occurs much more frequently in the summer months than in the winter -- is estimated to affect over 1.3 million persons every year. Susan Scutti, CNN, 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of campylobacteriosis

1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Campylobacteriosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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cam·​py·​lo·​bac·​te·​ri·​o·​sis | \ ˌkam-pi-lō-bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-səs, kam-ˌpi-lə- How to pronounce campylobacteriosis (audio) \
plural campylobacterioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce campylobacteriosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of campylobacteriosis

: infection with or disease caused by bacteria of the genus Campylobacter (such as C. jejuni) that is marked especially by diarrhea, abdominal cramping and pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue and that may become life-threatening in immunocompromised individuals

Note: Campylobacteriosis is typically associated with the handling of raw poultry or the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products (as milk) or undercooked poultry. It is also transmitted in water or produce contaminated with infected animal waste.


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