Salmonella and e. Coli
July 12, 2010 at 9:27 pm #13545
A/ Set the house on fire to insure complete sterilization.
C/ You will die horribly…
More seriously, In fact, yes you probably dis spread some bacteria from the raw meat throughout your house. The questions are how many, and how long are they going to survive? It is impossible to answer but probably not many (depends on the meat, how it was handled, and other factors), and those bacteria do not survive too well in dry environments. And generally have a high infectious dose, so unless you start licking your contaminated furniture, it is not likely that you are going to be sick, But it would in general be a good idea to wash your hands after handling meat.
And what can you do about that? Probably a quick clean of the surfaces that are most likely the more contaminated would not hurt, but then again it might not make any difference.
September 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm #101186
First make it a rule that after touching meat you (or whoever handled the raw meat) washed thoroughly their hand and any piece of equipment (knife, cutting board, …) that touched the meat, i.e. wash the dishes. Then no need to worry about cleaning/disinfecting the rest of the house. But if it happened, lots of soapy water will help a lot (and remove blood stains too), and should bring bacterial levels below any level of danger unless there is someone particularly sensitive at home.
Now if this is because your toddler played with the meat, and you can doubt that (s)he will follow those rules, it is time to put serious thinking whether toddlers should be playing with meat. All others, including husbands and older kids should be able to understand ‘wash your hands’
October 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm #102016
Well I would first recommend you look for psychological help. If you have OCD about it, the problem is not the bacteria, it is the tricks you mind is playing on you. There are way to help with OCD, seek help.
Once again: the survival of bacteria on most surface will vary from a few hours to a few days. Cleaning with soap and water will get them off hard surfaces. Using disinfectant will kill them.
Bacteria do not make you sick by magic, you need to ingest enough of them (forE. coli and Salmonella that means millions), so if you are that afraid, instead of wasting your time cleaning what is already clean, remember those basic hygiene rule that also work for many viruses: clean your hands before you touch food or your face. Meaning avoid touching your face (in fact the mucosa of mouth, eyes and nose) if you don’t need too.
December 7, 2010 at 3:39 am #102663
For your sink, just wash it with detergent and water. You should do that anyway on a regular basis. But most bacteria would already have gone down the drain, so unless you intend to lick it clean there is not much too fear.
Yes it would matter if someone came during that day to lick every stain clean off. Otherwise, there would be less bacteria, so it would be even easier to kill them all.
January 31, 2013 at 7:57 am #113464JackBeanParticipant
You should chill out, because the germs are all around and you cannot do much about it unless you will be in a plastic bag.
March 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm #113672david23Participantquote Babyfikra:
lol the concentration of eColi from your own body found around the house isnt going to hurt you. Generally the virulence of the bacteria that has been in you is pretty low compare to say someone else’s poop bacteria. But salmonella and the other GI germs are a different story
May 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm #113867hydrParticipant
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