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Hi, whilst on holiday this year I became unwell. I gave a

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Hi, whilst on holiday this year I became unwell.
I gave a stool sample and have just received the results, could you please explain the following:

Salmonella SP - Not isolated
Shingella SP - Not isolated
Campylobacter SP - isolated
ECOLI0157 - Not isolated
Noro Virus - Negative

I can just about work out the Noro Virum result but the others I'm struggling with the terminology.

If any of these are 'positive' tests could you also confirm what may be the likely/possible cause ?

Thanks in advance

The stool result is positive for Campylobacter spp. It is the leading cause of bacterial foodborne diarrheal disease. The infection is food borne - Undercooked meat/ Raw and inadequately pasteurised milk/ Contaminated water supplies or Traveller's diarrhoea in Southeast Asia, especially Thailand.

Staying hydrated and staring antibiotic course helps to get rid of infection.

Wish you well.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Many thanks, XXXXX XXXXX a feeling that was the case.

It was actually Barbados we visited and both my wife and our daughter had the same symptoms along with approximately 12 others from the same hotel, so I would assume raw/undercooked meat is the obvious call given the quality of water supply to the island.

Symptoms (stomach cramps, diarrhoea, restlessness, aches etc) lasted approximately 9-10 days.

Is there a specific meat this is often linked to ?

Generally poultry meat is the culprit however it may be of any other too.