A Salmonella outbreak can be deadly or cause severe illness in the elderly, children and immunocompromised people. Using a disinfectant spray can minimize the effect these bacteria have on people. To ensure that you understand the battle we need to understand both of the contestants.
What is disinfectants?
Disinfectants are chemical agents that are used to kill or change the metabolism of viruses and bacteria. They can include chemicals like iodine, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, bleach and ammonia. Disinfectants kills bacteria and viruses by mutating or changing their cell walls, that will cause the microorganism to explode as it tries to compensate for the changes in its structure. Disinfectant spray is a sure fire way to ensure that these critters are disabled. It is however important to note that they should be used to the manufacturers specifications. Some disinfectants also have the power to eliminate viruses, fungi and mould. When using a disinfectant it is important that you note 除甲醛費用 the sitting time required to work effectively. If you wipe the spray away before the proper activation time your disinfectant will not be effective.
What is Salmonella?
Salmonella is a group of bacteriums, that is the lead cause for food poisoning across the globe. Salmonella is a gram negative bacteria with a rod like appearance when viewed under a microscope. Sources of Salmonella infection includes; infected food, raw or uncooked food, poor kitchen and serving hygiene, dirty eating surfaces, badly thawed fowl (chicken, duck, partridge and geese), infected stagnant water and certain pet reptiles, like snakes, tortoises, iguanas and frogs.
Symptoms of Salmonella infections (Salmonellosis) include, vomiting, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, fever and dehydration. Severe dehydration could be lethal in young children and the elderly. Salmonella are usually treated with intravenous antibiotics and rehydration. Other that food poisoning Salmonella can also cause Typhoid fever.
The best way to avoid Salmonella infection is to ensure that you wash your hands regularly, implement good food hygiene and ask the waiter at the restaurant to clean your table with a disinfectant spray.
Who won the battle?
Laboratory studies have been performed to test the efficacy of disinfectants, the tests had surprising results. The most effective disinfectant agent against salmonella and other food borne bacteria is actually household bleach based. The other active materials tested include ammonia. Even more impressive than the fact that the bleach based disinfectant was the winner, every disinfectant spray that was tested killed more or the same amount of Salmonella than water, and was effective even after 48 hours of application. Included in the tests was a set of different disinfectant wipes, the results showed that spray are more effective than wipes.
When you want to fight and win the battle against salmonella and food poisoning it is important that you stick to a strict food preparation hygiene system. Washing your hands before cooking and eating will also decrease the risk of infection. Avoid eating raw unwashed food and drinking contaminated water. The most effective way to eliminate salmonella bacteria is to use a bleach based disinfectant spray.