Mark: Quite interesting to me, boy all those antibiotics, I wonder why you don't get c diff.
Of course another possible is that you wipe out just about
al gut bacteria, and the immune
system was reacting to something else besides MAP. MAP being a bystander.
Anyway here is my interest.
As you know my #2 son came down UC back in the spring, doing well now by the way.
Anyhow he owns a restaurant where he sells steak sandwiches, and he slices his own meat.
The meat of course is raw, and they also make meat balls.
I will have to ask him if he always wears gloves, but that is no matter has to be some
blood contact from raw meat.
Ok where does it get more interesting.
Back in 1966 my first real job while still in high school.
Guess what I did, cook steak sandwiches, but I handled frozen pre sliced meat.
At the time did not where gloves.
Now that I think about
it, I am sure to have touched defrosted meat, and got blood on my hands, and
even trying to be as clean as possible when handling food, I am sure I also touched rolls, with some
blood on my fingers. Impossible to not contaminate rolls when turning out say 20 sandwiches in 5
I guess today I will have to think twice perhaps three times about
ordering a steak sandwich.
Another word of caution, many people leave meat out such as steaks or roasts to get to room
temperature prior to cooking, well bacteria can grow on the surface. That is no problem with high
heat cooking, will destroy the bacteria. But,but but the endotoxins formed are still there after cooking,
If any meat handling is causative there should also be occupational incidence of IBD
increase in slaughter houses, and meat packing facilities. Believe have looked into that
in the past, will have to revisit. I know goat herders have increased incidence.
While people growing up on farms have lower incidence.
Post Edited (Old Mike) : 11/27/2016 5:45:09 AM (GMT-7)