How do flies spread viruses?

Flies are found anywhere in our planet, regardless of climate. In this issue, we will talk about how they are dangerous to humans and whether they are as harmless as many people believe.

Surprisingly, on our planet there are more than 125 thousand species of flies over or studied by science. Their population far exceeds the number of people living on Earth, because they are an important part of the planet’s ecosystem, but they bring with them not only benefits for plants and the animal world, but can also threaten the lives of millions of people.

Research published in Scientific Reports in November 2017 directly suggests that modern science and health services underestimate the danger of these insects. Hundreds of hairs are on their body, capable of carrying a huge number of pathogenic bacteria, because flies are extremely dangerous during various local epidemics. They can cause various intestinal infections, blood poisoning and even pneumonia. Several dozen species of flies participated in scientific experiments, and even a normal indoor one can carry up to 300 dangerous infections on its body. If we talk about meat flies that breed on the corpses of vertebrates, the colossal danger of microorganisms that are on their legs and torso becomes obvious.

Based on scientific research, we do not recommend consuming the food that these insects have visited. That is why, being on the market or in the store, make sure that there are no flies, and during a picnic in nature, drive them away from food. Otherwise, there is a high probability of at least getting an intestinal infection, and, as a maximum, go to the hospital for a long time.

In conclusion, we would like to say that the appearance of flies in an apartment indicates the presence of rotting food, feces or carrion in or near it. That is why it is extremely important to maintain the cleanliness of your home and not to settle near meat processing plants, and even more so with food waste dumps.