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Beware! Undercooked chicken may cause paralysis

Latest By Amrita Kumari , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Dec 12, 2016
Beware! Undercooked chicken may cause paralysis

A new research have found that the bacteria found in improperly cooked chicken can cause paralysis. This bacteria leads to Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) – the leading cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis.

A new research have found that the bacteria found in improperly cooked chicken can cause paralysis. This bacteria leads to Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) – the leading cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis.

 

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GBS is the world’s leading cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis in humans and despite much speculation, the exact mechanisms of how this autoimmune disease develops have been widely unknown. After eating bad food like undercooked chicken, a person can initially experience vomiting and diarrhea. One to three weeks later, they can begin to develop weakness and tingling in the feet and legs.

 

 Slowly, paralysis can spread to the upper body and arms, and even a respirator may be needed for breathing.

 

This study was conducted at Michigan State University (MSU), College of Veterinary Medicine in the US. This experiment demonstrates how this food-borne bacterium known as Campylobacter jejuni triggers Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Also,the information about the cure can be further carried out for preclinical and clinical trials.

 

The research was published in the Journal of Autoimmunity.

 

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