Posts Tagged ‘salmonella’

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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 […]


May 30th, 2012

Little Fluffy Baby Chicks Spread Deadly Intestinal Infection

Sorry for the headline, but that was the first thing I thought of when reading this paper just published in the New England Journal of Medicine:   In this report, we describe a prolonged and ongoing multistate outbreak of human salmonella infections primarily affecting young children and linked to contact with live young poultry from […]


January 17th, 2009

Salmonella, CDC, and How to Prevent a Cold

Today’s ID/HIV Link-o-Rama is being brought to you from the frozen tundra of Boston, MA: This past summer’s salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 1000 people was linked to raw jalapeno and serrano peppers.  In the current one, the suspected culprit is contaminated peanut butter.  Aside from the fact that raw hot peppers and peanut butter in […]


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