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Stomach Bugs: How To Avoid C.Diff And Campylobacter Infections

Campylobacter and C. Diff are all avoidable – you need the knowledge and the right tools to kill those nasty germs. Read on if you want to know about campylobacter causes, or how bleach kills C. Diff.

Campylobacter

What is campylobacter? Campylobacter is a bacterium that lives in the intestines of birds (particularly poultry) and animals. Campylobacter infections are a common cause of food poisoning.

What causes campylobacter to spread?

  • Touching or eating contaminated food, especially undercooked meat.
  • Coming into contact with the vomit or faeces of an infected animal.
  • Touching contaminated surfaces like clothes, toilets, or nappies.

What are campylobacter symptoms?

  • Diarrhoea, abdominal pain and fever within two to ten days after infection.
  • Diarrhoea which might contain blood and can sometimes be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

How to avoid campylobacter infections

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after handling raw poultry.
  • Keep your family safe and disinfect your kitchen and bathroom surfaces with Domestos Bleach Spray.
  • Domestos Toilet Cleaning System will make light work of disinfecting your bathroom too.

C.diff

C.diff, or Clostridium Difficile, is a spore-forming bacterium found in the gut of 3% of healthy adults. Occasionally it gets the chance to reproduce rapidly, generally when a person over 65 is being treated with antibiotics, and causes potentially serious diarrhoea.

How does C.diff spread?

C.diff spreads by touch. Spores are shed through diarrhoea, then survive for a long time on people’s hands and surfaces.

C.diff symptoms

Diarrhoea of a varying severity is a common symptom of C.diff. Fever, nausea and abdominal pain are also common.

Does bleach kill C.diff?

C.diff forms heat-resistant spores, so using a basic cleaner won’t do. So what kills C.diff on surfaces? Domestos is the ultimate weapon against germs, so equip yourself with Domestos Bleach Spray to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean.