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Beans, Bullets, Bandaids
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Not that a sensible person would, but be aware "the parasite found in crayfish can live in humans as long as ten years. " "At the time, he thought nothing of it. So three months later, when he started having fevers, coughing jags, and shortness of breath, it never occurred to him that eating a raw crayfish could be the cause. All he knew was he kept getting sicker. But despite test after test, doctors could not reach a diagnosis.



http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-fox-files-crayfish-072710,0,5560170.story
 

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Maximus
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Parasites are more common than people think and VERY often misdiagnosed by the medical community. Cooking foods is one of the best ways to protect agaisnt food-borne parasites, but bug bites can also transfer parasites as well as infected water, fecal contamination and a host of other things.

Thanks for the good article on the crawdads.
 

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it is best to heat food past 140 degrees and hold it there approx. 10 minutes if at all possible

140 minimum temp for most foods

170-180 for seafood and poultry
 

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aka Dawgs
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They are terrible raw as is there cousin the cockroach. Always boil craw fish in crab boil , salt and Cayenne pepper with taters and corn.

Boil ten minutes shut off the heat and let them steep for twenty- thirty minutes.
 

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You would have to be nuts to eat a mud bug raw.
 

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Watch the show / episodes of "Monsters Inside Me" and you'll see the parasites and things people get when eating raw seafood and drinking contaminated water etc.

One guy had a parasite for 25 years (almost his whole life) before he ended up with symptoms so bad he needed medical attention.
 
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