A 31-year-old male asked:
i've seen some people who don't wash their hands after handling and cracking eggs when they are baking or frying. yet, these people don't seem to get sick or make others sick. why? isn't there a risk for salmonella?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Kwok answered
32 years experience Pediatrics
Cooked salmonella: Cooked salmonella is not infectious. Types of salmonella that give humans disease are swallowed as live salmonella. That means a person who cooks his food well and then doesn't cross-contaminate his cooked food with live salmonella from other things in the kitchen or bathroom, can be fine. Also, if his raw food doesn't have salmonella, it can't give him salmonella even if not well cooked.
Answered on May 1, 2020
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