Campylobacter, E. Coli O157, C. Diff and Salmonella are all avoidable – you
simply need the knowledge and the right tools to kill these nasty germs.
Read on, if you want to know about campylobacter causes, how bleach kills
C. Diff and much more.
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 of infection.
Diarrhoea which might contain blood and can sometimes be accompanied by
nausea and vomiting.
How to avoid a campylobacter infection
Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after handling raw
Keep your family safe and disinfect your kitchen and bathroom surfaces
with Domex Multipurpose cleaner.
Domex Toilet Cleaner Classic Germkill will make light work of
disinfecting your bathroom too.
E. Coli 0157
E. coli O157 is a more dangerous strain of the common E. coli bacterium,
usually found in the gut of healthy humans. E. coli O157 is often found in
raw minced meat. It can cause severe intestinal illness.
How do you get E. coli O157?
You can catch E. Coli O157 by coming into contact with the faeces of
infected farm animals or people. It can travel in food or from person to
person via frequently touched surfaces.
E. Coli O157 Symptoms
Severe, often bloody, diarrhoea
In a small percentage of cases, life threatening kidney damage can
How to avoid E. Coli O157
Avoid cross-contamination of raw and cooked foods by cleaning and
disinfecting worktops and utensils.
Clean and disinfect your surfaces regularly and kill the bacteria dead by
applying Domex bleach.
C.diff, or Clostridium Difficile, is a spore-forming bacterium occasionally
found in the gut of healthy adults. Occasionally, it gets the chance to
reproduce rapidly, generally when a person over 65 is being treated with
antibiotics. It causes potentially very 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.
Diarrhoea of 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? Domex is the ultimate weapon against germs,
so equip yourself with Domex bleach to keep your kitchen and bathroom
Salmonella: The Important Facts
Now you know about campylobacter causes and how to avoid E. Coli it’s also
important to be aware of another cause of stomach upset: salmonella.
Where does Salmonella come from?
Salmonella bacteria are found in contaminated food, particularly meat,
eggs, poultry and milk. Other foods can become contaminated if they come
into contact with these items.
How can you prevent Salmonella?
To avoid getting sick from this bacterium, it’s important to maintain good
food hygiene practices, for example, washing your hands before and after
eating, and especially after handling raw food. Cook food thoroughly and be
sure to store cooked food away from raw items. Regularly disinfect food