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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

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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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?

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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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

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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I ate some raw chicken that was served to me. What is the chance of me getting salmonella? Don't go to the blazing onion.

You will know soon.: Raw chicken commonly, but not always, contains salmonella bacteria although campylobacter, another bacterium, is more common. Hope you stay well. ...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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Ate off of a fork that touched raw chicken. What are the chances of salmonella poisoning?

It is possible but: Still unlikely...not all raw chicken is contaminated with Salmonella. Although, obviously you wouldn't be doing that on purpose and taking the chance. For now, there isn't anything to do, but wait and watch for diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting. If any symptoms develop, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Assuming the sprout I bought is contaminated with salmonella or toxigenic ecoli, etc. Will cooking sprouts kill them? Is the risk only in raw eating?

Raw Risk: Make sure you get your sprouts from a trusted source. If sprouts are exposed to animal fertilizers or unsanitary hands, you are at risk of contracting food poisoning. Cold water washing sometimes isn't enough to wash the bacteria off and cooking is your only way to kill these bacteria. ...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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How true that eating raw rice can cause harmful bacteria in the body like salmonella? Is there really side effect of taking raw rice?

Not really: Any food can be contaminated with bacterial pathogens but commercially purchased rice is not likely to be any more dangerous than any other product. Certainly, if taken directly from a rice paddy in countries in which human excrement is used as fertilizer, this may create a risk. ...Read more

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I cut my thumb while cutting raw chicken. Could this lead to salmonella going into the bloodstream and effecting other organs?

I cut my thumb while cutting raw chicken. Could this lead to salmonella going into the bloodstream and effecting other organs?

I've never heard or: Encountered this in 35 years of clinical practice, but I suppose it is theoretically possible. Many rare events would have to coincide: the chicken was actually infected with salmonella; the infected part came in contact with your cut; there was enough of the bacteria transmitted to actually infect you. All of this is highly unlikely. Stay well:) ...Read more

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I don't know if I have salmonella or not you see I ate a bunch of raw cake batter this morning and my ears, spleen, and neck hurt really bad?

Doubt it: Salmonella will give you diarrhea. I'd seek another explanation for your symptoms. We all do foolish things and I trust you'll avoid eating stuff with uncooked eggs in any case. ...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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If you eat egg with salmonela and then 2g of ascorbic acid - is that enough to kill the bacteria in you gut and avoid infection?

If you eat egg with salmonela and then 2g of ascorbic acid - is that enough to kill the bacteria in you gut and avoid infection?

No: If certain of exposure to salmonella should report to your doctor for your own good and for purposes of public safety. The infection is usually self-limited and manifests with fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea, lasting no longer than a week in most cases. Some experience severe diarrhea which requires aggressive fluid treatment and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do salmonella species cause disease (s)?

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How do salmonella species cause disease (s)?

Ingested: Salmonella spp. Are contracted through food, water, and contaminated hands. Once in the intestine they can cause diarrhea or spread to the blood and possibly other organs. ...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 puts you at risk of getting salmonella?

Salmonella: Salmonella may be found in feces of infected organisms. It can be in raw poultry & meat as well as raw eggs & seafood. Some fruits & vegetables may also be contaminated w salmonella. Touching infected reptiles & birds can also lead to infection. Vegetables & fruit may be irrigated or washed w contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. ...Read more