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Campylobacter bacteria Bacteria in the genus Campylobacter cause most of the bacterial gastroenteritis in Canada.  It is generally not serious, but in rare cases, there can be side effects.

Campylobacter is quite often found in raw poultry. In some cases, it has been spread by contaminated drinking water.  It is easily prevented by frequent hand washing and good food safety practices.


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Last Updated: March 1, 2012