Unwashed foods can cause meningitis death.

The need to wash fruits and vegetables beforeuse is not without grounds - they can be microbes, or even slugs and snails. In the countries of Southeast Asia and Hawaii, these tiny creatures are especially dangerous because they can be infected with the nematodes Angiostrongylus cantonensis, which penetrate into the brain and cause its inflammation - this causes people to die. Recently, in the state of Hawaii, three tourists were infected with a dangerous disease.

These cases were announced by representatives of the Center.CDC disease control - they recorded three cases of infection, one of which was due to eating a raw slug. Most likely, it was eaten by chance, along with unwashed foods, but there are cases when slugs are eaten for an argument. After entering the human body, the parasite got to the brain and caused meningitis.

Slugs in unwashed foods are deadly.

According to the CDC, at the moment effectiveThere is no way to cure parasite infection. Slugs become infected when they eat rat feces - for good reason it is called the “rat parasite”. Parasites get into rodents' organisms when they eat infected slugs - that is, the disease spreads through some extremely nasty circle.

At the moment, the authorities of the Hawaiian Islandsinform travelers about the need to eat only washed food with the help of signs. They should also work hard to inform the indigenous people - the number of deaths can be reduced only in this way.

Dare due to unwashed products

According to statistics, in 2017, due to the parasiteThe state killed 2 people. A year later, this number increased to 10 people - it was precisely because of such a sharp jump that the health care workers sounded the alarm. Infected slugs have been found even in Florida, so researchers believe that they can get to other countries. The reason for the spread is considered to be a gradual climate change.

Some parasites can so capture the brain.their victims, that turn them into real "zombies". For example, the larvae of some wasps capture the bodies of spiders and use them for development in safe conditions. More information about this can be found in our material.

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