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Pork Uncooked Ingestion
Almost certainly: The only issue with pork is a parasite called trichinea which can enter your body from poorly cooked pork and cause muscular pain, dysfunction and heart problems. Most pork is raised in conditions where this infection is extremely rare and it is highly likely that yours did not have the infestation. Despite the anti-government regulation movement, this is a reason why we have FDA inspections. ...Read more
What is the likelihood of getting parasites from using a knife that was use to cut raw pork and wasn't washed?
Practically zero: Most pork goes through farms that eliminate such diseaes, and then are prepared in ways to further cut down the risk. Most parasites from pork require a transit through the GI tract and cannot enter the body even through a cut in the skin. But the pork you cut with your knife is almost certainly not infested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ate a bunch of asparagus that was placed in a pan that had raw pork in it. Chances ill get sick? Is it dangerous?
No risk, no problem: Raw or undercooked pork carries no health risk in the US and other industrialized countries. The parasite problem (trichinosis) has been gone for more than 50 years, except maybe a rare case in home-raised pigs, especially in the south. Because of trichinosis risk, out of habit most people avoid rare or raw pork, but you could chow down on an uncooked porkchop with no risk at all. No worries! ...Read more
I accidentally ate a raw pork roughly a day or two ago and my arm is like flabby or something almost since. Quite a lot. Anything to worry about? Thx
Yes - rare: A child in Bruce County developed trichinosis from pork in 2013. ...Read more
Not much: If you do not develop symptoms within 6-8 hours, you are generally safe. ...Read more
No need, no worries: Raw or undercooked pork is not unsafe. That's an old belief because of trichinosis, a serious parasitic disease that once was common in pigs but has been eliminated from commercial pork (in North America and Europe) for over 60 years. Out of habit, people still tend to cook pork well, but from a health standpoint there's really no need. (I cook my pork chops medium or even medium rare. Yum!) ...Read more
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