Prevention of campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter)

Learn how campylobacteriosis can be prevented.

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How to prevent campylobacteriosis

It can be difficult to prevent illness because contaminated foods and beverages look, smell and taste normal.

Tips to prevent campylobacteriosis spread by food and water

You can reduce your risk of becoming ill from campylobacteriosis and other food-borne illnesses if you:

Do not prepare food for other people if you think you are:

  • sick with campylobacteriosis
  • suffering from any other illness of the stomach or intestines

You can help prevent others from getting sick by contacting your local public health authority to report a concern about:

  • unclean restaurants or grocery stores
  • possible food poisoning from a restaurant

Tips to prevent the spread of campylobacteriosis by animals

If you have pets or work with animals, you can reduce your risk of getting campylobacteriosis by:

  • washing your hands well with soap and water after you handle:
    • your pet
    • animal waste, including:
      • changing cat litter
      • scooping up after your dog or livestock
    • livestock, including animals at petting zoos
  • keeping pets away from areas where you store and prepare food

Tips to prevent campylobacteriosis while travelling

Talk to a health care provider or visit a travel health clinic 6 weeks before you travel.

You can lower your risk by:

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