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Doctor insights on: Pork Uncooked Ingestion

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Is eating raw or undercooked pork, dangerous?

Very dangerous!: Pork that is cooked rare may carry trichinosis, a parasite that can cause extremely serious health problems. I advise never eating pork unless it is well cooked! ...Read more

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Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Could microwaving cooked food cause food poisoning?

Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more

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Can potato salad cause salmonella typhimurium?

Can potato salad cause salmonella typhimurium?

The most usual: salmonella pathogen is salmonella enterica, subtypes of which cause food poisoning. Salmonella typhimurium causes gastrointestinal symptoms when the bacteria is ingested typically from contamination from diseased poultry, hogs and cattle or fecal contamination from food handlers. So the mayonnaise/potato salad source would not be expected for this organism. Hope this is helpful:) ...Read more

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Are raw unpasteurized eggs dangerous?

Are raw unpasteurized eggs dangerous?

Salmonella: Raw eggs may carry salmonella and cause infection with this bug, it not properly cooked. ...Read more

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Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Why don't people?Get food poisoning by eating sushi if its raw fish?

Sushi contamination: People can get food poisoning from any fish that isn't fresh, just like they can get it from any food left out too long. Raw fish can also carry parasites, like raw meat can. That's why we learned to cook foods, one has to presume. Just googling sushi safety brings up salmonella and botulism reports. http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/2-investigators-is-your-sushi-safe/. ...Read more

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Accidentally ate raw pork, how can I avoid food poisoning?

Accidentally ate raw pork, how can I avoid food poisoning?

Not much: If you do not develop symptoms within 6-8 hours, you are generally safe. ...Read more

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Is boiled pork or fried fish worse?

Is boiled pork or fried fish worse?

Hard to say : If the pork is lean and the fish farm raised is say the fried fish is worse ...Read more

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Accidentally ate some moldy beef jerky serious?

Accidentally ate some moldy beef jerky serious?

Only if you get sick: If you develop symptoms of GI distress or other changes go and see a doctor and be tested. ...Read more

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Could someone get toxoplasmosis from eating undercooked salmon?

Could someone get toxoplasmosis from eating undercooked salmon?

Not likely: Toxoplasmosis is usually found in warm blooded animals- a search of the Alaska registry for diseases in animals did not come up with any fish infected with toxo and so that is likely the case from salmon in other parts of North America Here is the web site that I used- very helpful! http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=disease.diseaselist#fish ...Read more

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Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Can eating raw eggs give you salmonellosis disease?

Salmonella: Yes, eggs can carry this bacterium. Eating raw eggs, therefore, increases your chances of acquiring the salmonella bacterium. ...Read more

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Hello,is eating grilled chicken healthier or boiled chicken?

Hello,is eating grilled chicken healthier or boiled chicken?

Depends: It is dependent on what you put on the chicken after it is cooked. Either grilling or boiling is fine, both about the same. ...Read more

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Does all raw chicken contain salmonella?

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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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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Is pork meat healthy?

Relative: It's all relative. It's better than beef and not as healthy as tofu! ...Read more

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Could anthrax spread by consuming cooked infected meat?

Could anthrax spread by consuming cooked infected meat?

Not if well cooked.: Anthrax spores are harder to kill than usual bacteria. However, if the meat was well done, it not likely to be infective. ...Read more

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Can a person die from ingesting raw hamburger meat?

Can a person die from ingesting raw hamburger meat?

E Coli: Several years ago there were a few deaths and significant illnesses from e coli 0157. Sources are undercooked ground beef or pork, contaminated vegetables and swimming pools. Kidney failure can occur with this illness. It is less common now since regulations tightened with respect to beef/pork sales as well as cooking - particularly fast food establishments. ...Read more