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25. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2013, 23:23 jdreyer
sauron wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 22:49:
Cutter wrote on Jan 24, 2013, 20:01:
Pork on the other hand is actually pretty safe - though I wouldn't want to eat it raw.

Ya, don't eat pork raw. The pig tapeworm (Taenia solium) is so dangerous that two of the world's major religions outlawed consumption - both Kosher and Halal. Well, that and Trichinella spiralis.

Unlike the beef tapeworm, the pork version can migrate to organs outside the gut, notably the brain and eyes. Cysticercosis - very nasty indeed.

Interesting. I threw raw pork in there due to trichinosis, I had no idea about pig tape worms. Could you get that from eating just the muscle, or would you have to eat organs to get that one?
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