There's no doubt that street hawkers sell some of the greatest food.
But, something has to give. These hawkers handle food with their
bare hands. Do they pose health risks?
The true story below tells of AIDS transmission through food,
in this case, a fruit. It happened locally.
A 10-year old boy, had eaten pineapple about 15 days back,
and fell sick, from the day he had eaten. Later when he had
his health check done, doctors diagnosed that he had AIDS.
His parents couldn't believe it. Then the entire family
underwent a check-up... none of them suffered from Aids.
So the doctors checked again with the boy if he had eaten out.
The boy had pineapple that evening.
Immediately a group from the local hospital went to the pineapple
vendor to check. They found the pineapple seller had a cut on
his finger while cutting the pineapple - his blood had spread
into the fruit.
When they had his blood checked, the guy was suffering from AIDS,
but he himself was NOT aware. Unfortunately, the boy is suffering
from it now.