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Researchers Warn of Bacteria Found in Desserts in Mexico

A study to be published in the April issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reports that desserts from restaurants in Mexico are likely to give patients travelers’ diarrhea, and are yet another food to avoid when visiting developing countries where sanitation may not be optimal. Diarrhea is the most common illness affecting travelers to destinations in developing and subtropical regions. Bacterial causes are most common, especially distinctive strains of E. coli called enterotoxigenic and enteroaggregative (not to be confused with the severe 0157:H7 Shiga toxin producing E. coli (e.g. O157:H7) found in the U.S.).
 
 

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  1. I am curious as to whether there is a difference between cooked deserts and those that are not. i.e. desserts made from raw eggs or tap water, or even raw milk.

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