It is not often that you will find someone who will argue with the fact that flies are a nuisance! For a variety of reasons, no-one likes to be pestered by the presence of these horrible little pests, not least because they are extremely annoying! Flies are annoying at any time and this is especially true if they are buzzing around your food when you are about to eat. Flies are also a serious health risk because of the many diseases they carry.
There is nothing worse than trying to have an outdoor picnic with friends and family with a swarm of flies constantly attacking the food. Most people do not realize the danger that this can lead to. There are many risks of diseases from flies contaminating accessible food. In fact, a fly can be contaminated with a large number of pathogens. These harmful pathogens can cause human disease.
If you are ever to follow the journey of a fly you would be surprised at where they go. Flies love to land on rubbish, decaying organic matter, and excrement. What most people may not be aware of is that flies are hatched on and eat all of the above. Therefore, when a fly lands on your food it will contaminate it by any one of the above three sources.
There continues to be a lot of scientific research on how these pathogens are transmitted to people. However, there is a lot of recent evidence that points towards the fly as the culprit who transports these harmful pathogens. The following is a list of some of the illnesses that a human being can expect to get from a fly.
A fly can transfer diseases such as Salmonella. Salmonella is a disease that has symptoms of abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Shigellosis is another disease that has symptoms that include cramps and diarrhea. It also can lead to a full-blown dysentery. E.coli in most cases is harmless but there are certain cases that can cause food poisoning. This can be very serious. All of the above three illnesses have proven to be a result of fly contamination.
Taking Preventative Measures
There are a few preventative measures that you can do to help avoid contracting the above illnesses. The first thing that you should do is to make sure that all of your food is in a sealed container. If you have a liquid spill you should clean it up immediately. Also, make sure that all of your garbage cans and containers have lids that are tightly sealed. Finally, if you own a pet, make sure that you clean up after it.
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