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World Food Safety Day 2022: How to prevent food poisoning? Know symptoms

The theme of this year’s ‘World Food Safety Day’ is ‘Safer Food, Better Health, which means the more safe, clean, and healthy you eat, the better your health will remain.

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World Food Safety Day 2022

World Food Safety Day is celebrated all over the world today, June 7. World Food Safety Day is observed every year to help in detecting, preventing, and managing food risks. Whatever you eat, it is very important that it should be clean, hygienic, fresh, and nutritious. This will keep your overall health better for long life.

You can avoid food poisoning like foodborne diseases. Every year under a special theme, people’s attention is drawn towards this and they are made aware.

World Food Safety Day 2022 Theme

The theme of this year’s ‘World Food Safety Day’ is ‘Safer Food, Better Health. That is to say, the more safe, clean, and healthy you eat, the better your health will remain.

People of all ages should take special care of their diet. Especially, during the summer, the risk of foodborne disease is high, in food poisoning, it is a very common problem. Let us know what is food poisoning and what are its symptoms.

Foodborne illness

Foodborne diseases occur when you consume contaminated food or water, or fluids. Many different disease-causing microbes or pathogens can contaminate foods, and so do a variety of foodborne illnesses. Most foodborne diseases are infections caused by a variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

Unsafe foods cause many diseases and contribute to poor health conditions, such as poor growth, micronutrient deficiencies, non-communicable or communicable diseases, and mental illness, etc.

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Food Poisoning

According to a report, food-borne illness is commonly called food poisoning. It is caused by eating contaminated, spoiled or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Every year millions of people around the world suffer from some form of food poisoning.

If it is not treated at the right time, a person’s life can also be at risk. The problem of food poisoning also ends on the basis of the source of the infection. Sometimes it can be cured in a day, sometimes it takes from 1 week to 8 weeks. Some cases even get better without treatment.

Food poisoning symptoms

Symptoms can also vary depending on the source of the food poisoning infection. Common causes of food poisoning usually include the following symptoms:

Abdominal pain, cramps
Diarrhea
Vomiting and nausea
Loss of appetite
Feeling weak
Having a headache

Food poisoning treatment

If severe symptoms are not visible, then treatment of food poisoning is possible even at home. For this, you have to keep yourself hydrated. Drink sports drinks rich in electrolytes. By drinking coconut water, fresh fruits, carbohydrates will remain in the body, and fatigue will be removed. Avoid caffeine consumption during this time. Drink herbal tea, which contains chamomile, peppermint, and dandelion herb.

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Covid-19: Delhi reports 2,202 cases, highest in six months; India logs over 20k cases

The fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent, and the recovery rate stood at 98.50 percent.

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The coronavirus has started to raise its ugly head in the country once again. There is currently concern about the fourth wave in India, where the number of Covid-19 cases has been increasing continuously for more than a week.

India reported 20,551 new Covid-19 infections and 70 fatalities in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, the daily positivity rate in the country reached 5.14 percent and the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.64 percent. The fatality rate was recorded at 1.19 percent, and the recovery rate stood at 98.50 percent.

India’s tally of Covid-19 cases has risen to 4,41,07,588 and the death toll has climbed to 5,26,600. The active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 1,35,364.

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The capital registered 2,202 cases, which is the highest in six months. The health department data shows the positivity rate in the capital reached 11.84 percent. On Wednesday, Delhi reported 2,073 Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 11.64 percent. The active cases in Delhi are 6,175.

Maharashtra reported 1,862 cases and seven deaths. Assam logged 431 new cases and two fatalities and Odisha recorded 836 new cases. The five states with the most active cases are Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab.

In response to the rising number of Covid cases and low booster dose uptake throughout India, the Union Health Ministry has offered free booster doses to all eligible individuals over the age of 18 at government-run vaccination centers.

The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive was started in the country on 16 January 2021, since then 2,055,947,243 vaccine doses have been administered across India.

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Delhi reports 3rd monkeypox case, 8th in India

The reports state that the man doesn’t have any foreign travel history.

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A 31-year-old Nigerian man living in Delhi has been tested positive for monkeypox on Tuesday. According to the reports, the man has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi after experiencing symptoms. With this, the capital reported its third monkeypox case, while the total tally has now reached eight.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs confirmed that the patient does not have any foreign travel history. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed that India has a total of eight monkeypox cases and out of which five patients have a history of foreign travel.

Earlier on Sunday, a 35-year-old Nigerian man also tested positive for monkeypox. The patient was admitted to Lok Nayak hospital soon after and his samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing.

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The first monkeypox case in Delhi was reported in a 34-year-old man from Paschim Vihar. The patient is currently undergoing treatment. According to the reports, his condition is stable, and he has no symptoms other than lesions.

Earlier in the day, Kerala reported the fifth case of viral infection in a 30-year-old man. The patient is currently admitted to the Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram. The reports state that the patient returned from UAE on July 27.

On Saturday, India reported the first monkeypox fatality. The deceased was a 22-year-old man from Kerala who tested positive for the virus following his return from the United Arab Emirates.

Meanwhile, Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Tuesday ordered screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands amid rising monkeypox cases in India.

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Monkeypox: Amid rise in cases, 21-day isolation, screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands in Bengaluru

According to the revised guidelines, at least 21-day isolation will be mandatory for confirm Monkeypox cases.

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Monkeypox: Amid rise in cases, 21-day isolation, screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands in Bengaluru

Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru on Tuesday has ordered screening at airports, railway stations and bus stands amid rise in Monkeypox cases in India.

This change has come after the Department of Health and Family Welfare have issued revised guidelines. It also states that at least 21-day isolation will be mandatory for confirm Monkeypox cases.

Moreover, the zonal health officials have also been instructed to ensure that the screening teams are surely be deployed at airports, railway stations and bus stands in their respective jurisdictions. 

“All suspected Monkeypox cases in the community should be tested and screened through both targeted surveillance and hospital-based surveillance,” the guidelines stated.

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