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Can salmonella be contracted from cantaloupe?

Can  salmonella be contracted from cantaloupe?

Its possible: Like the listeria outbreak, if the cantalope is contaminated with salmonella it can be transmitted to humans. ...Read more

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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more


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Can leptospirosis be contracted from drinking?

Can leptospirosis be contracted from drinking?

Yes: If you drink water containing the urine of an infected animal, you can get the disease. ...Read more

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Could listeriosis be passed from livestock to humans?

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Could listeriosis be passed from livestock to humans?

Yes: Listeriosis primarily is foodborne. Incriminated foods include unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses, deli meat, undercooked poultry, raw vegetables grown in soil contaminated with infected animal feces. ...Read more

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Can listeria meningitis be contracted from other people?

Can listeria meningitis be contracted from other people?

No: Listeria meningitis is usually contracted from eating foods contaminated with listeria. A person with a compromised immune system and infants are most at risk. ...Read more

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How can the food be disinfected from shigella?

How can the food be disinfected from shigella?

Cooking!: Heat will kill shigella. Cooking food appropraitely will do the trick! ...Read more

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Can you get listeria from undercooked eggs or is salmonella the only danger from undercooked eggs?

Can you get listeria from undercooked eggs or is salmonella the only danger from undercooked eggs?

Common egg bacteria: Eggs have been the source of food-bourne pathogens including: Salmonella (common), Campylobacter, Staphylococcus Aureas, Bacillus Cereus and Listeria. Generally, bacteria are passed via undercooked eggs or when used raw in a food consumed (e.g., cookie dough). However, in the US in 2012 there was a massive recall of hard-boiled eggs with Listeria introduced via factory processing equipment. ...Read more

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Can you get ascaris from undercooked chicken? How is ascaris caught?

Can you get ascaris from undercooked chicken? How is ascaris caught?

Ascaris: Ascaris lumbricoides can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc can also contaminate food. You would only get it from chicken if contaminated by. ...Read more

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Can you get intestinal worms from eating undercooked chicken?

Can you get intestinal worms from eating undercooked chicken?

Highly unlikely: This is not an accepted risk of ingestion of undercooked chicken. Salmonella infection, however is well documented as a potential consequence of ingestion of this material, as it is for raw or undercooked chicken eggs. ...Read more

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Could pin-worms be transferred from dogs to humans?

Could pin-worms be transferred from dogs to humans?

No: Humans can become infected by a type of pinworm called Enterobius Vermicularis. Dogs & cats do not become infected with this type of pinworm. It can be transmitted between people (& maybe with other primates). The answer is no your dog will not infect you with pinworms. ...Read more

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Can you be exposed to streptococcal bacteria from animals?

Can you be exposed to streptococcal bacteria from animals?

Sometimes: One research article found that guinea pigs and rodents (lab mice) can be carriers of strep throat bacteria (group a strep). The animals had no symptoms, and probably got the bacteria from humans. Some people believe pet dogs and cats can be carriers of group a strep bacteria and can infect humans, but I have not seen any studies showing that kind of bacterial transmission. ...Read more

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Which blood-borne diseases can you get from eating food contaminated with infected blood?

Which blood-borne diseases can you get from eating food contaminated with infected blood?

None: Blood borne infections are rarely (if ever) acquired by oral exposure. Transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis, and other blood born infections usually requires direct exposure to blood through wounds, shared drug injection equipment, or sex. You don't need to worry about blood on food. ...Read more

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Can salmonella be contagious?

Very much so!: Salmonella is one of the most contagious of food borne illnesses. ...Read more

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Can you contract oral herpes from contaminated food?

Can you contract oral herpes from contaminated food?

Very doubtful: The herpes virus can not stay viable on food for long. It is usually contracted by direct contact with an infected individual who is experiencing an outbreak or by sharing a glass, spoon, or even cigarette with said person. ...Read more

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Can blood poisoning be caused by canned food?

Can blood poisoning be caused by canned food?

Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may come before or at the same time as these infections. ...Read more

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Can EBV be transmitted through food sources?

Can EBV be transmitted through food sources?

No: Ebv, epstein barr virus, is transmitted by coming into contact with the secretions, usually saliva, of another individual who is shedding the virus. ...Read more

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked beef?

Bacteria: You are not likely to get any parasites from eating us grown beef. You may acquire bacterial infections, e.g., toxigenic e. Coli, salmonella etc. ...Read more

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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked shellfish?

What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked shellfish?

Various: Depending on your location, they can transmit a variety of parasites. In the mid-west we are seeing a lot of paragonimus infestations in the lungs. ...Read more

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