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I was taking our meat out of the package and I wiped my

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I was taking our meat out of the package and I wiped my hands in a cloth then I put it in the oven. I forgot to wash my hands and I just did something and put my fingers in my mouth and tasted the seasoning. Am I gonna get sick from the raw meat that I touched
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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Not likely.

Meat is sterilized before packaging.

Usually no bacteria found.

In some cases meat may be tainted.

But that is only 1-2% case.

You should be fine.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

How soon would I know and what do I look for? I thought you could Salmanilan poison from raw meat. Not sure how to spell that

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Salmonella poisoning only occurs in 1-2% cases.

So not common from raw meat always.

Symptoms appear within a week in case of infection--diarrhea, stomach pain, fever.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Can ypu get it from touching meat and accidentally licking your fingers like that 10 mins later? Is it likely?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Not likely.

Do not worry.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

So its not common from raw meat? How is it common

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

not common

infection occurs in 1-2%

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Eating it or licking it

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

from eating it --

licking poses even lower risk less than 1%

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

So the meat has to have the bacteria in order to possibly get it?

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

That is correct.

Do not worry.

You will not get sick.

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