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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Salmonella From Raw Eggs

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Is it possible to get salmonella/e-coli from washing dishes / sink that had raw egg overnight (e.g., some water splashing up from sponge).

Is it possible to get salmonella/e-coli from washing dishes / sink that had raw egg overnight (e.g., some water splashing up from sponge).

No risk, no worries: The vast majority of eggs are not contaminated with Salmonella or E. coli. But if it were contaminated, dish washing detergent would kill it immediately. So definitely this isn't something to worry about. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How does an egg get salmonella contamination?

How does an egg get salmonella contamination?

Not cooked properly: Salmonella in foods may be present from the farm or be introduced in food preparation. It will cause symptoms if the affected food is not cooked adequately. ...Read more

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How much high is the risk of getting salmonella eating raw eggs and what are the factors that could influence the presence of salmonella?

How much high is the risk of getting salmonella eating raw eggs and what are the factors that could influence the presence of salmonella?

Salmonella/raw eggs : Usually if eggs are bought at the supermarket they have been processed to sterilise them. But lately I have found chicken poop on some eggs int he cartons. Best to wahs them well and if you realy eant raw eggs buy the liquid version in cartonssicne this is for sure been sterilised. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Ate mousse that I didn't know had been out for hours & I assume it had raw egg in it so now I'm worried abt salmonella. Anything I can do to prevent?

Afraid not.: It is now a good number of hours since you ate the mousse. If you have no symptoms you have dodged the bullet of the most distressing of food poisonings. At 48 hours you will be in the clear. ...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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Why does raw chicken meat and chicken eggs have a higher possibility of having salmonella than other foods?

Common infection: Salmonella is present in many animals, and any raw food of animal origin, such as meat, poultry, milk and dairy products, eggs, or seafood may carry salmonella bacteria. The bacteria can survive to cause illness if susceptible foods are not cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature as measured with a food thermometer. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get salmonella through a cut in your hand? I was handling unwashed chicken eggs.

Chicken vs egg risks: In case you are interested: http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/salmonellapoultry/?S_cid=fb1544.

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What are the unique situations that allow salmonella to contaminate eggs?

Infected ovaries: In chickens, salmonella infection can localize to the ovaries and upper oviduct tissue and can be transmitted to the forming egg before shell deposition, resulting in contamination of the Albumin and yolk. Cooking the eggs until all liquid yolk is solidified kills the salmonella enteritidis. ...Read more

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