Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and every mother worldwide wants to ensure that she is preparing the good and nutritious food for her family, to give them the energy they need for the day. But one mother from Mexico did the opposite to her children, by serving them breakfast that killed them.
This is a tragic story of Josefina mother of two Maria(6) and Agustin (8). However, daily routine of children was the same with other children through out the world. They wash their hands and gargle before they eat their breakfast. Josefina cooked egg and ham tortillas and prepared some orange juice for them to drink. And because they are late from school, they eat rapidly and go.
Josefina was texting his husband and replying all his messages to her.
After a couple of hours Josefina got a text that both of her children are on the way to the hospital. She was a bit shock about the event because she was sure that her children was in a good health, that there would be nothing to cause them to get sick.
When she got in the hospital, the doctors informed her right away that her children was poisoned and it was too late that there was nothing they can do anymore. The bacteria was already out of control that it spread throughout her children's body. Salmonella is a kind of bacteria that can cause extreme damage or illness such as paratyphoid fever, typhoid fever and food poisoning (salmonellosis).
How You Can Get Salmonella?
You can get it from your bathroom that can cause contamination through water sources, or from under cooked meat and most especially with eggs.
Salmonella infection has different symptoms within the body and can pass through the intestinal cell wall. They stop the function of the cells and the flowing of ions, water and immune cells in the body.
How To Avoid Salmonella?
Heat your food at least in 75 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes. Or make sure your food is cooked well before eating it.
In this sorrowful event, the mother blame herself. But did you really know who or what is the real culprit in the story? It's the cellphone.
The cellular phone that she was using to text her husband might be full of bacteria that contaminated the food that she prepared for breakfast, that cause her children's lives over food poisoning.
Josefina is still blaming herself, but there is nothing you can do anymore to bring back her children to life. Then Josefina realize to use this tragic experience to bring awareness and warning to other mothers out there, to be careful to the food they bring on the table especially if they are preparing this for their family. One single mistake can cause you a life.
Source: The Health Center