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A 55-year-old female asked:

bought frozen corn& canned crabmeat from a supermarket.sauteed them in oil.when i ate the food,i found a piece of root like ginger.can i get infectious diseases/viruses/std/aids/hep.a/b/c/d/e/other diseases/ bacteria from that root if it's infected?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No risk, no worry: First, canned foods typically are sterilized by boiling after the can is sealed, so any contaminating bacteria or viruses would not survive. Even eating it raw would carry no risk. And certainly with cooking in oil, especially the high temperature with sauteing, would also be effective. No worries.

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