We all know that the microorganisms are “who” we blame to be the cause of why we have most of the food poisoning. But have you ever wondered what are the microorganisms that make us suffer?
Yes, virus, but it won’t kill you like notorious Ebola virus. Other than coming from food or drinks, it also spreads by having direct contact with infected people, putting contaminated finger into mouth.
It is a very common culprit to diarrhea and food related hospitalizations. Salmonella can give severe impact on pregnant women, elders, young children and people with weakened immune system.
Sometimes drinking raw milk can cost you days of suffering. This microorganism can hide in your body for 2 to 5 days before you realize them.
While most of them are harmless, but some can mess you up really really hard if you happen to consume any contaminated raw food.
Quick science fact: This microorganism is found commonly on human skin, nostrils and throat of healthy animals and humans. It is not harmful until it is transmitted to food products that they can multiply and produce toxins.
Last but not least
Every microbe that has mentioned above are easily destroyed by heat (from food processing like cooking) and avoided by proper hygiene. If you found yourself suffering from food poisoning after meal, you probably know who and where to complaint on. We hope you have learnt more after this article and wish you a nice day!
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- Barbara, G. (2019, October 17). Most Common Foodborne Pathogens. Retrieved 26 December 2019, from https://www.eatright.org/homefoodsafety/safety-tips/food-poisoning/most-common-foodborne-pathogens