campylobacteriosis

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noun cam·pylo·bac·te·ri·o·sis \ˌkam-pi-lō-bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-səs, kam-ˌpi-lə-\

Definition of campylobacteriosis

plural

campylobacterioses

play \ˌkam-pi-lō-bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-ˌsēz, kam-ˌpi-lə-\
  1. :  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

First Known Use of campylobacteriosis

1978


Medical Dictionary

campylobacteriosis

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noun cam·py·lo·bac·te·ri·o·sis \ˌkam-pi-lō-bak-ˌtir-ē-ˈō-səs, kam-ˌpi-lə-\

Medical Definition of campylobacteriosis

plural

campylobacterioses

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  1. :  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 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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