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Campylobacter Linked to Illnesses in Iowa and Minnesota

Press reports that the Mercy Family Health Line is reporting an increase in call volume of patients who have diarrhea and abdominal pain issues. Health officials say hand washing is the best preventative measure you can take.  To treat it, get plenty of fluids. Water is best, and keep the diet bland.

Nurses with mercy also say Campylobacter infection is causing people troubles right now.
The infectious disease is caused by a bacterium and is one of the most common causes of diarrhea in the U.S. Most cases are associated with handling raw poultry or eating raw or undercooked poultry meat.