Infection is highly unlikely from properly handled and cooked poultry and eggs. When preparing poultry or eggs:
- Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw poultry or eggs
- Clean cutting boards and other utensils with soap and water to keep raw poultry from contaminating other foods.
- Use a food thermometer to make sure poultry cooks to a temperature of at least 165o F.
- Cook eggs until whites and yolks are firm.
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