Food Poisoning With Chicken

Significance

The bacteria campylobacter is the most common cause of food-induced diarrhea in the world, according to the Center for Disease Control, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Function

Campylobacter lives in most birds' digestive tracts, and almost all raw chicken and other poultry contain the bacteria.

Effects

Campylobacter infection symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain.

Misconceptions

Campylobacter can also infect other food if raw chicken juices drip onto them.

Considerations

Chickens also carry salmonella bacteria in their ovaries, which is why eating raw eggs can also lead to food poisoning.