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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Food Poisoning: Food can be contaminated through many sources. Physical handling, spray droplets (sneezing, coughing), chemical exposure, sitting out for long periods ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Food contamination: Food can be contaminated at any step in preparing it for eating: 1) "pre-market" due to exposure of crops, animals, fish to sewage or toxins; 2) "at p ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually it refers: To food that contains some sort of undesirable chemical(s) and/or microbes(like a bacteria).
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely: The plastic obviously surrounded some food but it seems as if the rat did not get to the food. Most rats in this country do not carry disease and if ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
5 years experience General Practice
Poor sanitation: Many gastrointestinal viruses are transmitted via the fecal-oral route, so poor sanitation and/or poor food handling techniques can lead to contaminat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Near zero: Lymphocytic choriomeningitis is very rare. Mice are everywhere. Best wishes and good luck on your upcoming delivery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
With feces...: It's a gross answer...But hepatitis a is transmitted through the fecal-oral route, that is by contamination of food and water by feces.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
None: Blood borne infections are rarely (if ever) acquired by oral exposure. Transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood born infections usually r ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Herpes: I do not believe so. The virus would need a open sore, crack or cut to enter the body. Could a herpes virus live on food and then brush over a open so ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Lassa fever dangers: This disease is dangerous -and is transmitted by 'dust' or aerosols. Mice/rats contaminate food supplies and then you have the issue of what to do wit ... Read More

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