Date of last revision/review: May 2008

National notification

Only confirmed cases of disease should be notified.

Type of surveillance

Routine case-by-case notification to the federal level.

Case classification

Confirmed case

Laboratory confirmation of infection with or without symptoms:

  • isolation of Campylobacter sp.from an appropriate clinical specimen

Probable case

Clinical illness in a person who is epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case

Laboratory comments

Further strain characterization is indicated for epidemiologic, public health and control purposes.

Clinical evidence

Clinical illness is characterized by diarrhea, abdominal pain, malaise, fever, nausea and/or vomiting

ICD code(s)

ICD-10 code(s)

A04.5         Campylobacter enteritis

ICD-9/ICD-9CM code(s)

008.43       Campylobacter


Probable case definitions are provided as guidelines to assist with case finding and public health management, and are not for national notification purposes.

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