Bacteria, viruses and parasites are living organisms which are seen all around people. These organisms exist in soil and water, on food surfaces and places we touch. Few bacteria live in human bodies and do not create issues. Other types of bacterial like viruses and parasites can make people sick when they invade the bodies. These organisms can live in the exterior side of the human body certain times for several hours or days. Parasites need a living host to live. Bacteria and parasites can generally be damaged with antibiotics. But antibiotics cannot kill viruses. Kids with viral sickness can be offered medications to make them feel comfortable, but antibiotics are not effective against treating bacteria and parasites.
Viruses, bacteria and parasites can create different types of sickness and can infect the organs of the human body. Viruses are always responsible for common cold and digestive illness like diarrhea. Bacteria can infect parts of the body, but always create diarrhea when the bacteria invade the digestive path. Bacteria, viruses and parasites which invade the intestinal tract generally create diarrhea. Huge quantity of water is lost with this problem, resulting to dehydration in kids. They become dehydrated faster than grown up adults and this can result to serious issues when fluids are not replaced. Infections created by parasites and some kinds of infections created by bacteria may require treatment with medications. Kids with a weakened immune system are at danger for serious disease.
Signs may be serious and could result to severe problems. Children should consume pasteurized milk and avoid raw milk. Ensure that infected ones, particularly kids, wash their hands to lessen the risk of spreading the infection. Drink municipal water; avoid taking lake water while swimming. Wash hand properly after using the toilet. Ensure meat and poultry like hamburgers are properly cooked. Wash hands prior to eating. Utensils like knives, cutting boards must be washed thoroughly after using it. Prevent cross contamination items. Wash your hands properly after handling reptiles, because they are possibly to possess salmonella. Everyone has suffered a food borne illness. This can happen when food is cooked at a home or restaurant.
When food is handled and made safely, most of these illness can be prevented. All food may possess certain natural bacteria and not storing them properly gives the bacteria an opportunity to develop. Food can be polluted with bacteria from other sources which can make you ill. Unclean or contaminated food can be dangerous particularly for kids. Choose perishable items like eggs, meat and milk at the grocery store. Store raw meat, eggs and seafood in the fridge properly. Clean and disinfect the freezer and refrigerator regularly. Prepare food as soon as possible after defrosting. Wash vegetables and fruit prior to eating them. Keep hot items hot and keep cold items cold. This is essential for buffets and picnics.