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i know this is not doctor forum but anyway this is the largers forum i participate :)
first my question is ,what kind of complications can i get? if i get sick will i get in few days or can it take years. did anyboy happen to eat not fully cooked beef? what about famous "beeftek"(that is how the call it in my country) where beef is almsot raw?
second, so i wanted to educate on this and went to goole and typed:
raw meat eating disease
to make is easier for you:
well, i got some answers but check the page number 1!
so is there anyone here who could give any advice if eating half-cooked (or whatever you do with hamburger meat) is really so dangerous.i am not worried about mad cow disease but i have heard that i can get some parasiotes that take years to develop bla bla..
[edited by: JonB at 3:38 pm (utc) on Oct. 3, 2002]
joined:Apr 13, 2002
You're at risk of dying if you are elderly, already fairly ill or very young (thus, all the toddlers who die every year eating fast-food hamburgers).
A good source of info is at webmd.
I thought google was supposed to be smart enough to catch blatant hidden text spam like that? I feel disillusioned.
I've noticed that the prevailing attitude here in North America is that anyone who orders a steak well done is a freak (it's a less than manly act). But in Europe (where I'm originally from), that attitude doesn't exist. Is this just my overactive imagination? Do Europeans enjoy their steak rare too? I've always wondered that.
E. coli can be very dangerous if you are young, elderly or sick.
Here's some information on E. coli:
joined:July 3, 2002
Count your blessings - you could have found a lot worse in your hamburger! ;)
I think you are thinking of pork and Trichinosis which can take two to three months to develop.
If it was steak I wouldn't even worry, it's difficult for the bacteria to get into the middle of that anyway. Ground meat is different because, as mentioned, the bacteria can get into the middle of the patty. But if the meat was warmed right through and served straight to you, and wasn't highly contaminated in the first place (which would really surprise me), then your risk is pretty low.
Personally I eat very rare steak all the time and have never been sick. It's juicy :-D
That's only true in quality establishments, really. A friend of mine works part time as a waiter in one of the big chain "theme restaurants", and one of his biggest gripes is that almost everyone asks for their steaks well done - and them complains that the food is taking a long time to cook. He reckons that about 80% - 90% ask for well done so you can imagine how much he loves people who order steak
Historically the Brits have not had a particularly expansive menu and top quality food in the UK just now is usually influenced from abroad.
Interestingly enough the rarest steaks I have every eaten have been in the USA. Particular favourites were a 20oz monster in Mammoth and a smokey wood fired beast in Florida.
I did once eat a significant bit of raw beef(1/2 a kilo approx) at a party for a dare when beered up. Apart from a headache the next morning I was fine.
And unless the meat is contaminated with something, it certainly won't do you any harm.... raw or not.