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What are the repercussions of eating under cooked chicken?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: i think i just ate undercooked chicken at a hotel please let me know if this looks undercooked and what the chances are of samonella
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Chances are less but please watch for any symptoms over three days

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. The chicken in the picture looks cooked but if you have taken bites and found it raw then it might be slightly undercooked from inside.

2. Any ways please do not get worried about getting salmonella infection because everyone eating under cooked chicken will not get t hold e illness. Besides, if food hygiene is maintained at the source of chicken supply then the chances of getting salmonella infection is less.

3. Salmonella infection can cause symptoms any time from 8 to 72 hours after consuming the contaminated food. Therefore is suggested that you report any symptoms of illness like pain in abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea, fever or any uncomfortable feeling in the coming three days and get evaluated clinically. After three days, it is uncommon to get symptoms from consumption of contaminatef foods.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
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What are the repercussions of eating under cooked chicken?

Brief Answer: Chances are less but please watch for any symptoms over three days Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. The chicken in the picture looks cooked but if you have taken bites and found it raw then it might be slightly undercooked from inside. 2. Any ways please do not get worried about getting salmonella infection because everyone eating under cooked chicken will not get t hold e illness. Besides, if food hygiene is maintained at the source of chicken supply then the chances of getting salmonella infection is less. 3. Salmonella infection can cause symptoms any time from 8 to 72 hours after consuming the contaminated food. Therefore is suggested that you report any symptoms of illness like pain in abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea, fever or any uncomfortable feeling in the coming three days and get evaluated clinically. After three days, it is uncommon to get symptoms from consumption of contaminatef foods. Hope your query is answered. Please do write back if you have any doubts. Regards,