Washing vegetables does not protect against infection

exclusive interview with the deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Health Sergey Kolesnikov.

Highly E. coli Escherichia coli (E. coli) is originally from Lower Saxony took the lives of 36 people.It is found in 13 countries.Sick - about 4 thousand people..she migrated to the United States and Canada from Europe.According to estimates of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment for the population, the outbreak of infection caused by the considered conditionally pathogen E. coli, it was the largest recorded in the world.Restricting the import of European vegetables to Russia turned out to be an effective measure - today Russians cases have been identified.

situation was commented in an interview VitaPortal.ru deputy chairman of the Duma Committee on Health Sergey Kolesnikov.

- Sergey Ivanovich, how could conditionally pathogenic bacillus become deadly?

- infection in Germany is caused by a mutated strain of rod-shaped bacteria.Microbes, as well as any other living organisms adapt to c

hanging environmental conditions, acquiring new properties.They are and a lot of modern antibiotics, and a number of chemical compounds that have mutagenic, such as polychlorinated biphenyls ( widely used in the manufacture of paints, adhesives, insulating materials -. Prim.redaktora ).This has changed somewhat infection.

- Everyone knows that you can not eat unwashed fruits and vegetables ...

- Today, this measure is not saved.Scientists of the Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry in Irkutsk recently proven mechanism of penetration of microorganisms into the vegetables and fruits.Aggressive strains of bacteria are able to break the barriers of domestic plants, possibly due to the fact that not only the fauna is modified, but the plant adjusts its genome.

- As an ordinary person can protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous intestinal infections?

- It is necessary to thermally processed fruits and vegetables - so that the microorganisms do not stay inside.It is not necessary to take in unknown locations, the product must be verified.If the vegetables are grown in home gardens, do not forget that unprocessed organic fertilizers can also cause acute infection.You just have to be careful and think about your health.

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