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Killing Enteroviruses in Shellfish

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Never Give Up, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up

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    I read where Dr. Chia says that enteroviruses can be found in shellfish, any idea how to make sure that they are dead before you eat the shellfish?
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    Cook them thoroughly. Raw seafood of any kind is a problem. Many parasites will be killed by pickling in lime juice, but I wouldn't risk that with a virus.

    Most seafood has parasites. Not all can infect humans however. Its better to cook seafood. Places where eating raw fish is customary often has a high population of people with parasites. Lime juice is a traditional way of dealing with this, but I am unsure that the acid is sufficient. Heat permeates through any well cooked food. Viruses are vulnerable to heat.
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    Never Give Up

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    How then do we define cooking them thoroughly?
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Use a food thermometer if in doubt. I am not sure the recommended temperature for seafood though, you might need to run a search. Most seafood however changes colour and consistency when cooked.
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    WillowJ Senior Member

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