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Kamchatka cakes can be dangerous

April 24 2008

Epidemiologists warn Kamchatka: Easter cakes and eggs might be unsafe. Breaking fast at Easter is fraught with salmonellosis. The bulk of disease in the Easter days is associated with the use of insufficient culinary processed eggs and chicken meat.

As RIA "Vostok-Media" Natalia Zaraychenkova, chief medical officer of Kamchatka, a major supplier of dangerous infection is a symbol of the holiday - Easter cake, which covers fresh, not heat-treated egg glaze.

"Salmonella Contamination can be avoided if you observe simple rules: do not buy eggs in advance and with damaged shells and boil the chicken for at least 30 minutes. In this case, there is nothing to spoil you a Happy Easter ", - said Natalia Zaraychenkova.

Reference: in 2007 in the Kamchatka region (with less than 300,000 inhabitants) registered 131 cases of salmonellosis. Among the cases - 96 children and 14 years.

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