Posts Tagged ‘food poisoning’

August 26th, 2013

When Eating Guinea Pig, Make Sure to Ask for it Well Done

I’ve written before about how ID doctors are no fun to have at cook outs, what with our obsession with well-done hamburgers. Now, there’s another menu item we can berate grill-meisters on, and that’s guinea pig meat: At least 81 people fell ill from suspected salmonella poisoning after eating guinea pig meat and other foods from a […]

February 7th, 2013

Ciguatera Is Hot (But It Could Be Cold)

The news about the cases of ciguatera fish poisoning in New York (NY Times here, MMWR here) reminded me of several unusual things about this form of “harmful algal bloom,” as it is so artfully called by the experts. Specifically, here are six: Symptoms are bizarre.  It starts out like a standard case of gastroenteritis — nausea […]

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