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Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Salmonella: Yes, eggs can carry this bacterium. Eating raw eggs, therefore, increases your chances of acquiring the salmonella bacterium.
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes: Eggs and other chicken products can be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Raw egg should be avoided in those desiring to avoid Salmonella.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
YES !!: An egg can become contaminated from salmonella bacteria in the chicken’s reproductive tract before a shell even forms. The same passageway that excretes feces is the one that excretes eggs – so the outer shell can be contaminated. Bacteria can also enter the pores of an eggshell after the egg is laid.

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