chicken, food poisoning

May 28, 2008 at 4:51 am

Most chicken and chicken eggs have Salmonella in and on them. This isn’t a guess. Use paper towels with bleach to wipe down any counter-top or sink or utensil touching raw chicken and use the same to turn off the sink water tap because you probably touched it. Clean hands and under each nail the same way. It’s really hard to get under fake nails.

Don’t put other food down, like salads, where chicken just touched.

Cleaning with sponges just provides a nifty hiding and growing place for Salmonella so pour a little dilute bleach on them, squeeze a little, and let them sit a while before rinsing out. Heck, throw them in the laundry with your bleached items or the garbage.

Salmonella is really common in well water especially after rain carries the Salmonella from farm animals, like chickens, into the ground water and into your well. Also, septic tanks can overflow into the same ground water where your well is. Wow did my sister’s family get sick out at the farm.

I am curious about the different mention of chickens and GBS in general because the viruses for making many live virus vaccines are grown in chicken eggs. The viruses have to have a living thing to multiply in and the simple and cheapest are chicken eggs.

I have only read on this site a day or two but see the connection of certain vaccines with the GBS onset, like 1976 and the swine flu vaccine. I believe that vaccine was grown in eggs too.

Luckily, most people get over mild Salmonella infections quickly but kids don’t do quite as well as fast. Usually it’s not treated with anitbiotics unless there’s no improvement because they can cause the Salmonella to go into hiding in the gall bladder, for years, only to come out at certain times, making you a “carrier”. I wonder if it hides and does something else we don’t know about.

Just my opinion. Check with a doctor. But that connection by Elizabeth today about her dad and aunt (not biologically related to dad?) both having GBS and Camphylobacter is worth doing a little research since it is a GI bacterial infection also. Hmmm.