Medicine: Duck Duck Eggs

Soldiers who like duck eggs had better restrain their appetites when they invade Europe or the Dutch East Indies. Duck eggs often contain a variety of Salmonella —bacteria which cause paratyphoid fevers and intestinal disorders.

Many European duck eggs are infected. About a third of the ducks in The Netherlands are carriers of Salmonella. According to Dutch law, duck eggs cannot be used in commercial preparation of food or drink, nor kept where food is being prepared, since the outsides of eggshells are even more likely to be infected than the yolks. Dutch duck...

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