Food poisoning is among the most common causes of malaise in the developed world, and is generally caused by bacteria. But if we all know the common E. Coli, or the terrible Botox, many are unaware of one of the bacteria that most frequently affects unwary consumers even in the Western world. But an intoxication caused by this bacterium can have very serious symptoms, and it is therefore always very important to be alert. This bacterium is little known but is a major cause of food poisoning, and is found in two specific foods, here are which ones.
Beware of this very common bacterium
But which bacterium are we talking about? This is Campylobacter. In reality it is not just one bacterium, but a genus of bacteria that includes several species. It is a very common organism in the environment and, very dangerously, sometimes also in our food. This bacterium is little known but is a major cause of food poisoning, and is found in two specific foods, here are which ones.
It can contaminate chicken and beef
Campylobacter poisoning can have serious symptoms, starting with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain with possible severe dehydration. But what are the foods most often contaminated with this bacterium? These are raw meats, and in particular chicken and beef. Most of the poisoning caused by this bacterium occurs when we eat chicken or beef that is not properly cooked or that has not been slaughtered and treated in conditions of maximum hygiene. It is therefore absolutely essential to ascertain the origin of the meat we consume. If we suspect that we have suffered food poisoning of any kind, it is always imperative to contact a doctor, who will be able to advise us on what to do.
Also beware of other food that should never be left out of the fridge if we don’t want to risk poisoning.
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