Find out how we define and monitor cases of campylobacteriosis, and where you can learn more about this disease.

About campylobacteriosis

Campylobacteriosis (also called Campylobacter infection) is caused by the Campylobacter bacteria. Campylobacteriosis causes gastroenteritis that can last for one to 2 weeks. Most people recover if they rest and drink fluids, but they can also be given antibiotics if needed. In rare cases, campylobacteriosis may cause other illnesses.

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Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's Campylobacter infection page.

Surveillance and reporting

Campylobacteriosis is a nationally notifiable disease.

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

For more on campylobacteriosis in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence

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