Smorgasbord Health Column – Health in the News – Food Poisoning on the increase 2.5 million cases a year in the UK alone.

As if we haven’t got enough to worry about with Coronavirus…Food poisoning rears its ugly head..these figures make scary reading we can, however, prevent food poisoning …Sally will tell you how #recommended read

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At the moment the headlines are focused on the Coronavirus and rightly so. It seems that apart from self-isolation should we be in contact with someone with the virus (if we know that they have it!) and washing our hands regularly to twice the rendition of Happy Birthday is our best defence. And washing our hands regularly whether there is an opportunistic pathogen in our midst or not is a very good precaution against a whole raft of infectious diseases.

There is no doubt that it is very concerning at the moment, but to put things in perspective, there were 2.5 million cases of food poisoning in 2019 in the UK alone.

And even more sobering are the statistics from the WHOEstimating the burden of foodborne diseases World Health Authority

“Each year worldwide, unsafe food causes 600 million cases of foodborne diseases and 420 000 deaths. 30% of…

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6 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Health Column – Health in the News – Food Poisoning on the increase 2.5 million cases a year in the UK alone.

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    Great perspective Carol…. While I feel for those who have suffered loss, more I saw a list the other day and I read this the other day Carol
    I quote from this article…
    It Said “on the same day that on Feb 10th ,108 persons died from the virus in China.. ” which of course is terrible.. But on that same day
    “On that same day, 26,283, people died of Cancer, 24,641 people died of heart disease, 4,300 people died of Diabetes, and on that day Suicide, unfortunately took more lives than the virus did by 28 times..
    Moreover Mosquitoes kill 2,740 people every day, Humans Kill 1,300 fellow humans every day, Snakes kill 137 people every day, It than went on to say..
    Now take a deep breath and wash your hands.. ”

    So yes putting everything into perspective.. I agree with you Carol..

    Have a great weekend Carol… and thank you ❤

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