Why you should NEVER eat off your plate after a fly lands on it: Insects’ legs and wings are teeming with bacteria from rotting carcasses and faeces

If a fly lands on your carefully prepared picnic, you’re more than likely to swat it away and tuck in anyhow.
But in fact you should never eat from a dish after a fly has landed on it, as the insects carry far more diseases than previously thought, according to a study.
Researchers found that flies’ legs and wings are teeming with hundreds of different species of bacteria, often picked up after they have landed on carcasses or faeces.
These are easily transferred to surfaces when flies land, with their legs spreading the most microbial organisms.
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27 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail

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