I just read an interview about Bill Maher, who likes unpasteurized goat’s yoghurt and a raw egg shake.
For someone who comes off as somewhat intelligent (and a lot smirky) he knows shit about microbiology.
With his seed diet, he’s no better than the swarmy folks he skewers.
Western Australian health types have confirmed a surge in salmonella cases has now peaked, and have urged locals to manage their risk of infection.
The WA Health Department said there had been 713 cases of the infection by the end of April- nearly four-and-a-half times the level expected by officials at this time of year.
The confirmation follows three confirmed cases in Busselton over recent weeks linked with uncooked egg products including chocolate mousse, aioli and hollandaise sauce.
A department spokesperson said there had been a large spike in the number of cases, and health officials have advised WA residents how to manage their risk.
“Notifications of Salmonella gastroenteritis are currently at record levels in WA… two molecular subtypes, PFGE1 and PEGE43 are currently causing most of this increase.
These subtypes are most commonly found in uncooked eggs, and the department said investigations into a number of localised outbreaks found a strong correlation between the infection and eating raw or runny eggs.
The department also confirmed the increase wasn’t just in WA, with a number of states around the nation also experiencing localised outbreaks.
If you experience severe or prolonged symptoms you should visit a doctor.
A selection of egg-related outbreaks in Australia can be found here.