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If an egg is infected, can it infect other eggs?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Who, what and where?: Please clarify your question. Do you mean a chicken egg or something else? What is the infection? Are you speaking of the egg with the shell on or after being cracked open and prepared. Also, please add your name and location to your profile. We cannot answer questions by people under 16, and the commonest infections can vary by country so your location is impotant to know. Try again!

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How do eggs get infected with salmonella?

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From the chickens: Chickens are common carriers of salmonella in their stools and the disease can pass transovarily from an infected chicken to the outside of her egg shell, even if the egg is otherwise intact and healthy.

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