Meat is juicy; eggs and bacon during breakfast give energy for the entire day. Unfortunately someone or something messed up with our food and now we eat with fear. Meat is full of disease, eggs and bacon too. What is going on? Well we all went and caught a fear flu but information is about to change all that.
Often when there’s a mad cow outbreak, panicked people stop eating red meat which is then pulled from supermarket shelves. But humans can’t get the disease by simply eating regular cow meat. Generally, a human will only be infected if they eat the nerve tissue—brains or spinal cord—of an infected animal. People cannot get the disease by simply eating muscle meat like ground beef or steak, or by drinking milk from an infected cow. Additionally, humans cannot spread it to each other through casual contact. However, people who have spent more than 3 months in an area where many cases of mad cow disease have been reported aren’t allowed to give blood in the U.S.
Enjoy your sausages in Germany and also your bacon during breakfast. Ensure that your utensils are clean. Swine flu is pig flu but you will not get by eating, just maintain high standards of hygiene and eat.
What is the Flu?
The flu is an infection in your nose, throat, and lungs that is caused by a virus. There are different kinds of flu, like the one that people get every winter, which you can get a flu shot to prevent. There are other types of flu that primarily infect animals, like bird flu and now swine flu. The real name for swine flu is H1N1 flu. It is called swine flu because a virus that causes this flu also causes flu in pigs. You cannot get this flu from eating pork, bacon, sausages, or any other pork products.
The flu is spread from one person to another from drops in the air, by coughing or sneezing, or from touching something that has the flu virus on it and then touching your mouth or nose where the flu virus can start infection.
The other flu that made many people stay away from their favorite food is the bird flu. Well the good news is that so long as your chicken is properly cooked then you have nothing to worry about. You need to watch out for the eggs though.
What about eggs? “Be careful with eggs,” the World Health Organization warns.432 “Eggs from infected poultry could also be contaminated with the [H5N1] virus and therefore care should be taken in handling shell eggs or raw egg products.”433 This includes first washing eggs with soapy water and then afterwards washing our hands and all surfaces and utensils thoroughly with soap and water.434 Given that pigs fed eggs from an infected flock fell ill, researchers maintain that the “survival time of the viruses…on surfaces such as eggs is sufficient to allow wide dissemination.”435 According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the biggest risk from eggs is that the shells may harbor traces of excrement containing the virus.