Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > New Zealand
Reload this Page >

Giardiasis and campylobacter

Giardiasis and campylobacter

Old Aug 22nd 2007, 1:14 am
  #1  
Sweeeeet!
Thread Starter
 
Littletoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: NZ - for now!
Posts: 827
Littletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Giardiasis and campylobacter

Dreadful. Had both - not at the same time! Thought I was going to die! Never known anything like it. Probably had more stomach upsets over here than I did in Mexico!

If you're not sure what those things are - for goddssake, read up! Look after yourselves!
Littletoe is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 2:09 am
  #2  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Waitakere City
Posts: 539
dlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of lightdlmckay is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

I've had campylobacter too and would agree with the dying feeling - not sure if I wanted to live anymore...

Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Can't stress it enough...
dlmckay is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 2:24 am
  #3  
Sweeeeet!
Thread Starter
 
Littletoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: NZ - for now!
Posts: 827
Littletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Originally Posted by dlmckay View Post
I've had campylobacter too and would agree with the dying feeling - not sure if I wanted to live anymore...

Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Can't stress it enough...

Don't eat dodgy meat AND for goodness sake people, don't drink any water from drinking taps, especially when camping. I just brushed my teeth with bottle water in the end. A pack of chlorine tablets are excellent for camping and dodgy motels. Or just drink beer of course!
Littletoe is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 3:11 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
 
garryhg's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Cockle Bay, NEW ZEALAND
Posts: 1,007
garryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

can you not drink water from taps here

we have been ,thought it was ok
garryhg is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 3:15 am
  #5  
Banned
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 307
Colin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really nice
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Ah nothing like a good dose of Giardia! Quite ironic the amount of time I spent on Tramping Tracks in and around New Zealand drinking out of mountain streams and I got giardia once.
Still more that man or woman defecates in our lovely wilderness leaving rubbish strewn where ever he passes then this is going to appen more often.

Nothing annoys me more than the person who comes into our beautiful national parks and can be bothered to take back out food scraps and rubbish or throws a piece of litter out the car window.
Colin in the middle is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 3:17 am
  #6  
Banned
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 307
Colin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really niceColin in the middle is just really nice
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Originally Posted by garryhg View Post
can you not drink water from taps here

we have been ,thought it was ok
Wonder how many who live on the Northshore realise where there water originates think you might look at things differantly

And littlejoe you said you get your water from a Water Tank? Hope you check your filters regulary and clean out your tank
Colin in the middle is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 3:18 am
  #7  
Sweeeeet!
Thread Starter
 
Littletoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: NZ - for now!
Posts: 827
Littletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Originally Posted by garryhg View Post
can you not drink water from taps here

we have been ,thought it was ok

I mean like the taps on campsites, well, and some tapwater in dodgy motels. I found it a real problem when I was touring the SI. I think you'd be fine though in inner city Auckland/North Shore. I think I might purchase one of those water filters for the home, just for drinking water, to err on the side of caution.
Littletoe is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 3:21 am
  #8  
Sweeeeet!
Thread Starter
 
Littletoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: NZ - for now!
Posts: 827
Littletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Originally Posted by Colin in the middle View Post
Ah nothing like a good dose of Giardia! Quite ironic the amount of time I spent on Tramping Tracks in and around New Zealand drinking out of mountain streams and I got giardia once.
Still more that man or woman defecates in our lovely wilderness leaving rubbish strewn where ever he passes then this is going to appen more often.

Nothing annoys me more than the person who comes into our beautiful national parks and can be bothered to take back out food scraps and rubbish or throws a piece of litter out the car window.

OR animals that have been infected. Its not just humans!
Littletoe is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 3:22 am
  #9  
BE Forum Addict
 
garryhg's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Cockle Bay, NEW ZEALAND
Posts: 1,007
garryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of lightgarryhg is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

cheers thanks for that

i was just going away to phone doctors there...:
garryhg is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 3:24 am
  #10  
Sweeeeet!
Thread Starter
 
Littletoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: NZ - for now!
Posts: 827
Littletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Originally Posted by Colin in the middle View Post
Wonder how many who live on the Northshore realise where there water originates think you might look at things differantly

And littlejoe you said you get your water from a Water Tank? Hope you check your filters regulary and clean out your tank
NOPE. We just moved in a couple of months ago and being as the agency didn't even clean out the sewage tank (when a plumber told us it needed it - we pushed them to sort it out and it hadn't been done for 6 years!). I doubt very much the water tank is clean. Which is another contributing reason for us taking them to court. But that's a WHOLE different story. Thanks for your concern though
Littletoe is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 6:47 am
  #11  
loz
this is home!!
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: laid back Springfield Lakes.............
Posts: 1,973
loz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond reputeloz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

The biggest culprit for harbouring the campylobactor bug is...................................believe it or not RICE.....the type you see sitting around in the 'all you can eat' buffets and not kept at the correct temperature.
Unless I know that rice has been just cooked when I have a meal out I avoid it like the plague.

Loz x
loz is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 6:58 am
  #12  
Sweeeeet!
Thread Starter
 
Littletoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: NZ - for now!
Posts: 827
Littletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond reputeLittletoe has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Originally Posted by loz View Post
The biggest culprit for harbouring the campylobactor bug is...................................believe it or not RICE.....the type you see sitting around in the 'all you can eat' buffets and not kept at the correct temperature.
Unless I know that rice has been just cooked when I have a meal out I avoid it like the plague.

Loz x

Really? I'd not heard about rice before. I know that food left out like in a buffet is a breeding ground for bacteria because its rarely kept at the correct temp, but rice?? More so than meats? Any idea why?
Littletoe is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 7:10 am
  #13  
conquering the world!
 
karonious's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Puatahanui, Porirua
Posts: 4,905
karonious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond reputekaronious has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Originally Posted by Littletoe View Post
Really? I'd not heard about rice before. Any idea why?
so many different surfaces for the germs to breed on.
karonious is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 7:24 am
  #14  
BE Forum Addict
 
Gill and Rob's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2002
Location: NZ since 2003.
Posts: 1,430
Gill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond reputeGill and Rob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

Originally Posted by loz View Post
The biggest culprit for harbouring the campylobactor bug is...................................believe it or not RICE.....the type you see sitting around in the 'all you can eat' buffets and not kept at the correct temperature.
Unless I know that rice has been just cooked when I have a meal out I avoid it like the plague.

Loz x

I think you may be wrong with that, the bug from rice is Bacillus cereus


Campylobacter is a bacterium found in the intestines of many types of animals and is the most common bacterial cause of diarrhoeal illness. Campylobacter coli (C. coli) and C. jejuni are the strains most frequently associated with Campylobacter food poisoning (campylobacteriosis). Campylobacteriosis has been found to be more prevalent during the summer months and appears to be more common in males than females. Babies and young adults are particularly likely to be affected.

HOW IS IT SPREAD?
Animals: Campylobacter may be isolated from a wide range of healthy animals such as domestic cats and dogs, birds, cattle, pigs, poultry and goats. It may be easily spread from animal to animal through contact with infected faeces or through a common water supply. In addition, unpasteurised milk may become contaminated with Campylobacter if the cow is infected or if the milk is contaminated with manure.

Humans: Individuals may become infected through consumption of the organism in undercooked chicken and pork, contaminated water, unpasteurised milk and through contact with infected domestic or farm animals. Although poultry are seen as a significant source of human infection, eggs are not usually contaminated with Campylobacter.


One of our daughters had campylobacter from drinking the water from her Grandmas birdbath.

Gill

Last edited by Gill and Rob; Aug 22nd 2007 at 7:25 am. Reason: deleted badly worded sentence
Gill and Rob is offline  
Old Aug 22nd 2007, 9:22 am
  #15  
BE Forum Addict
 
helinuk's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: latitude 37
Posts: 2,389
helinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond reputehelinuk has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Giardiasis and campylobacter

My sympathies to you, a nasty thing to experience. I had dysentery when I lived in India (from eating in a restaurant)and that took a,long time to recover from, even now I suffer from IBS.

I've just 'Googled' both Giardiasis and campylobacter - thank you for reminding us of these issues.

I am constantly amazed when people don't follow basic hygiene like washing hands after using the toilet. The nursery I work in - (in UK) is attached to a David Lloyd sports club and I often see women leaving the loos without washing their hands! I spend much of my time at work teaching children to wash their hands after the loo and before mealtimes, but it's the adults who need educating too!
helinuk is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.