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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?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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. ...Read more

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

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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How long after you ingest a bad egg will you see symptoms of salmonella poisoning?

1-3 days: Is the incubation period of salmonellosis. The strain commonly associated with eggs is salmonella enterica subspecies enteritidis which is able to colonize the ovaries of hens. ...Read more

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I accidentally just at undercooked pre mixed pancake batter (aunt jemima). Worried about salmonella poisoning! There's no egg mixed in. What do I do?!

I accidentally just at undercooked pre mixed pancake batter (aunt jemima). Worried about salmonella poisoning! There's no egg mixed in. What do I do?!

Undercooked pancake.: If it's the "just add water" kind of mix, then I doubt you'd have any cause for concern. With the more involved mix for which you have to add milk and eggs, the cooking process could very well kill off any bacteria even if it left the actual pancake undercooked. So if seems this should not be a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Is eating an egg cooked in the microwave safe? I'm 11 weeks pregnant. It should kill any salmonella if cooked all the way through, right?

If cooked well: It should be ok but microwave ovens can supply uneven cooking. Salmonella can be found, if present, in the part of the egg that becomes the egg white. ...Read more

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I love sushi, can I get salmonella from raw fish?

I love sushi, can I get salmonella from raw fish?

Sushi is fine.: The main concern with sushi is obviously the chance of bacterial infection in the context of eating raw fish. Those who make sushi for us to eat undergo rigorous and lengthy training in order to prepare the raw fish in a way that minimizes the chance of infection while allowing us to eat such an awesome delicacy, So, yes, sushi is safe if the correct people are making it. ...Read more

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I ate half of a raw chicken I didn't know it could hurt you till my friend told me then I researched it I'm scared that I'm gonna get salmonella.

I ate half of a raw chicken I didn't know it could hurt you till my friend told me then I researched it I'm scared that I'm gonna get salmonella.

Nothing to be done: You'll either get it or you won't, but there's nothing you can do about it now. If you get it, you 'll get sick, and then you'll recover. Live and learn! ...Read more

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If I'm going grocery shopping and I get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?

If I'm going grocery shopping and I get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?

Likely: Handling and washing raw animal products is likely to get the germs on your hands and surroundings. See this site for food safety.

http://www. Tnstate. Edu/agriculture/documents/safe%20food%20handling. Pdf. ...Read more

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I was cutting chicken raw chicken and a drop of juice splashed in my eye. I tried to rinse my eye well. Can I get salmonella or infection?

Skin is strong: You have to ingest the bug to get infected. The lining of the eyes is like your skin. It sounds like your risk is minimal or zero. ...Read more

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Can you get salmonella from a snake?

Yes: Reptiles and amphibians can carry salmonella. Wash your hands well after handling the animals or their cages, acquariums, or terrariums. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms when you get salmonella?

Diarrhea, fever: Salmonella bacteria may cause mild to severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, and vomiting for several days. Prolonged infections are infrequent, but can be quite serious, particularly in the very young or elderly. Infection with salmonella typhi can also lead to the development of typhoid fever, an infection that is best treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella poisoning?

Tainted food.: Usually by eating tainted or undercooked food especially eggs or chicken. ...Read more

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Will I get salmonella if I eat stuffing that was cooked inside a turkey?

Salmonella: Stuffing can be cooked either inside or outside a turkey and should not cause an infection ...Read more

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Worried about salmonella and about e. Coli; which one is more likely to get you?

Both!: Both salmonella and e.Coli are very common food-borne illnesses in america, and in travellers. Neither can be completely avoided, but by way of prevention don't consume undercooked foods, or when there is suspect food preparation hygiene. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of salmonella?

Supportive care: Antibiotics may prolong the course of the illness for uncomplicated cases, so generally fluids, electrolytes, and food are the prescribed regimen. Your body's immune system will rid you of the bug. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of salmonella?

You don't: In most cases, you don't. You just let it run its course, and it goes away. In certain cases (people who are old, sick, immunosuppressed, or have infection outside the GI tract), it's treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get salmonella from eating peanuts?

Possibly: Salmonella outbreaks have been sourced back to peanut butter in the past, so it's certainly possible that peanut can carry the bacteria. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting salmonella from raw chicken?

Risky: 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. Fruits and vegetables may also harbor the bacteria, if there is contact with raw meat, and are not washed thoroughly. ...Read more

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How come you get salmonella from an undercooked piece of meat?

Processing: When meat is processed it is often contaminated by fecal matter from the animals and if the salmonella is not killed by appropriate heating it can infect you. The contamination has to be significant unless you have low gastric acidity or are taking antibiotics for another reason. ...Read more

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How do you get salmonella?

Contamination: Food or water contaminated by material with mostly animal excrement. ...Read more

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How can you get tested for salmonella?

Salmonella infection: Through a stool sample. If a person is septic - blood can be tests. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get salmonella from plants?

Yes, it is: Vegetables ; fruit may be irrigated or washed with contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. ...Read more

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Why are children more likely to get salmonella

Do They??: I am not sure that they are more likely. But if so, probably because they may not be as good with hygiene. ...Read more

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Does all raw chicken contain salmonella?

Hard to tell: Most chicken contains salmonella. It's possible for the occasional chicken part not to but not likely. ...Read more