Campylobacter jejuni means: Campylobacter jejuni is a bacterium which typically causes bowel problems. Campylobacter Jejuni, a major cause of food poisoning due to bacteria, is spread most commonly through contact with undercooked or raw poultry. One drop of juice from a chicken contaminated with the bacteria can make you sick. The symptoms usually last for a week and can begin as soon as two to five days after being exposed. They resemble the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis’diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting’but with campylobacter, fever is typical and the diarrhea is often bloody. The best treatment is antibiotics. The majority of people are able to recover fully. Some people suffer from long-term effects, like arthritis and Guillain Barr’ syndrome. These are believed to be caused by Campylobacter Jejuni activating the immune system and redirecting it to attack one’s body.
(in Medical Dictionary)