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what are the chances of getting salmonella from raw chicken?

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Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Risky: Any raw food of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, milk and dairy products, eggs, or seafood may carry salmonella bacteria. The bacteria can survive to cause illness if susceptible foods are not cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature as measured with a food thermometer. Fruits and vegetables may also harbor the bacteria, if there is contact with raw meat, and are not washed thoroughly.
Answered on Oct 26, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Is there salmonella: Outbreak? That may increase risk. Any raw food of animal origin can be contaminated with Salmonella. REF: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/ss/slideshow-salmonella. The risk is high enough, that most of us wouldn't eat it.
Answered on Mar 9, 2019

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No: It depends on the source of the chicken. However, the risk is fairly high.
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You will know soon.: Raw chicken commonly, but not always, contains salmonella bacteria although campylobacter, another bacterium, is more common. Hope you stay well.
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