Doctor talks about the dangers of eating raw cookie dough

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding people again to not eat raw cookie dough.

'Tis the season for treats and the CDC says eating raw cookie dough can lead to two different illnesses, E. coli, and salmonella. People can get E. coli from raw flour, and the salmonella from the raw eggs, both of which are in cookie dough.

Both of those diseases cause vomiting, diarrhea, fever and chills.

And as far as cookie dough ice cream goes, the Medical Director at Quick Care Martha Taylor, said you should stay away from that as well.

“Unless they are flour, gluten free and egg free, you do have that risk if it is not cooked of that bacteria clinging on to both of those products, and potentially causing an illness,” Taylor explained.

And that bacteria can actually last in your body anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks in some cases.

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