The danger lies in the Mett-Semmel: it can harbor this dangerous virus

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Some are addicted to the savory taste of Mett. However, if you catch the wrong Mett role, this can lead to the hospital.

Tasty hack! Some hate, the others love it: the Mett sandwich. It is so easy to lubricate: cut the roll, grease it with fresh pork chop and sprinkle the onion cubes – ready. But however innocent it may seem: a Mett bread can endanger your life.

Infection with hepatitis E possible

As the news portal The West reports, Mett can cause liver inflammation due to the hepatitis E virus, The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) also warns that raw pork – Mett is nothing else – can transmit the virus that is dangerous to the liver. Even uncooked mussels are considered a possible source of infection.

Germs would not hide in every portion of Mett and every oyster, said Reimar Johne from the BFR food hygiene section. But the chance to get raw meat and raw fish lie clearly after years of observation,

Hepatitis E infections are more often diagnosed in GermanyWhere there were 100 cases in 2006, there are about 3,000 reported cases today. According to BfR researcher Bernd-Alois Tenhagen, this could also have something to do with the fact that doctors nowadays not only test their patients for outpatient visits to hepatitis E. Since it is known that pork in the household can also be infected, extensive tests liver inflammation is performed, says Tenhagen.

careful: It is so easy to get infected with hepatitis C.,

How to protect yourself against food infections

Although not as threatening, but very unpleasant Food infections by bacteriaProbably everyone had gastrointestinal problems after eating. In the case of a food infection by bacteria it does not stay: it suffers from diarrhea, vomiting and convulsions. In some cases, they even have to go to a clinic. According to BfR there are more than 100,000 reported food infections per year in Germany.

If you want to protect yourself, you should pay attention to proper kitchen hygiene: use clean knives and chopping boards, always wash fruit and vegetables, wash your work surfaces and hands more often, do not interrupt the cold chain of chilled and frozen food and Store food in the refrigerator at two to five degrees Celsius,

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