Importance of Washing Fruits and Vegetables

This video discusses the importance of washing fruits and vegetables and shows step-by-step instructions.
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For example, one infection that can be picked up from consuming unclean fruits and vegetables is Cyclosporiasis.  Cyclosporiasis is a parasitic infection of the small intestine caused by the protozoa Cyclospora cayetanensis.  It usually causes a watery diarrheal illness that can last anywhere from nine to 43 days if left untreated.  Increasing frequency of cyclosporiasis has been reported in the United States and Canada since the mid-1980's.

On average, it will take about one week after being infected with C. cayetanensis to start showing signs and symptoms.  If left untreated, illness can last for a month or longer and may come back one or more times.

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