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It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humor - Charles Dickens

Infections

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Flu vaccinations have become an annual event in most developed countries, yet the flu continues to affect tens of millions of people each year and causes 250,000 to 500,000 deaths worldwide. So, what's wrong? Is the flu virus smarter than us?

Despite advances in medical science and medicine, bugs such as E. coli will always be one step ahead of us. Every now and then they will emerge with a vengeance rendering us humble as they spread illness and in extreme cases, death.

So, what can we do? First adopt safe cooking pratices and hygeine like washing your produce. Remember, those who got sick in the 2011 Germany E Coli outbreak were the 'healthy eaters'. If possible, find out where your fruit, veggies and even meat come from and be selective where you purchase your produce.

The 'global food plate' is here to stay. The more informed you are, the better armed you are. And don't forget to keep your reusuable grocery tote clean!


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