Easter lurking Salmonella infections

Easter lurking Salmonella infections



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Salmonella danger: be careful when making Easter eggs
04.04.2015

On the Easter weekend, many people in this country are busy blowing out and painting eggs. But experts advise caution, because salmonella lurks on eggshells. Children in particular can quickly develop diarrhea. You can protect yourself with a few tips.

Salmonellae are lurking on eggshells At Easter, many wonder whether they should buy colorful Easter eggs or rather color themselves. In addition to dyeing, another “do-it-yourself” variant is very popular: blow out eggs and then paint and decorate them festively. However, anyone who tinkers with children should be particularly careful. There are salmonella lurking on eggshells, which can cause health problems for both the little ones and adults. This is pointed out, among other things, by the "Augsburger Allgemeine" (AZ) in a current article. According to the data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), there is a problem with salmonella in various cities.

Health hazards Salmonella are bacteria that can cause various diseases in humans - especially in the gastrointestinal area. After eating, symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting can occur. Such symptoms can occur especially in toddlers, immunocompromised people and seniors. In addition, a salmonella infection (salmonellosis) due to vomiting diarrhea can lead to dehydration (dehydration) of the organism with additional health consequences.

Observe a few tips As AZ writes, the following tips should be observed when handling Easter eggs to prevent infection. Eggs should be washed off with warm water and washing-up liquid beforehand if they are to be blown out and painted later. In principle, fresh eggs should always be used and mouth blowing should be avoided in order to avoid possible contact with Salmonella. You can use a straw or a bellows from the craft shop to blow out. After blowing out the egg and hands should be washed. Or you decide against this variety and instead cook the eggs and paint and decorate them. Then you can peel and eat them later. (ad)

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