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i don't understand why a microwave doesn't kill toxoplasma. doesn't it make the food get to a very high temperature? just like when you cook it?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Use meat thermometer: Microwaving will kill toxo, if you cook long enough at high enough energy. To make sure you should use a meat thermometer to check the temperature so that all parts are heated to at least 160 degrees.

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