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What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked bison?

What type can parasites can I get from eating undercooked bison?

Not likely: If farm raised and not just captured from yellowstone, then the risk of parasites would be no higher than the risk for under cooked beef. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of bison meat being more nutritious and less fattening that regular meat you get from a cow?

Have you ever heard of bison meat being more nutritious and less fattening that regular meat you get from a cow?

Yes: Hi. Yes, I've read that. As you may know, dietary cholesterol isn't that important in blood levels, but I do think good, lean buffalo meat is probably an excellent source of protein. To your good health! ...Read more

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Not much of appetite lately. Yesterday felt very full/bloated w/ some pain after half a bison burger. Today I have forest green diarrhea. Just normal?

Not much of appetite lately. Yesterday felt very full/bloated w/ some pain after half a bison burger. Today I have forest green diarrhea. Just normal?

Diarrhea: There are many potential causes for this, but would not become concerned unless it becomes persistent. If this was related to something you ate it should clear up in 3-4 days. If not, you might want to get seen. ...Read more

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Can i eat undercooked haddock?

Can i eat undercooked haddock?

I wouldn't: Animals should be well cooked before they are eaten, in order to kill the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that might be in undercooked animals. However, many people do eat raw seafood, and they get sick sometimes. Other times, they are lucky and get away with it. ...Read more

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What are some things that can happen if a person eats undercooked meat?

Eating raw meat: Humans can eat and digest raw meat, . An example is eating steak raw or rare. The main reason humans eat cooked meat is to destroy or kill bacteria and parasites that can cause one to get sick. Bacteria include salmonella, e. Coli, shigella, listeria. Parasites include ameba, tapeworms, toxopasma, etc. ...Read more

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My husband and I ate undercooked ground turkey. How concerned should I be?

My husband and I ate undercooked ground turkey. How concerned should I be?

Not so much: Unless you get severely ill. Only if the turkey was contaminated to begin with, would undercooking allow an infection to be passed on. In all likelihood, if you did not get sick in the first 12 hours after eating it, you have nothing more to worry about. Were you the cook or was this outside your control? Always try to make sure it is properly cooked. ...Read more

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