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Say No To Raw Kangaroo Meat


By Paul Wheeler

November 1, 1995

Australian doctors are warning that if you eat kangaroo meat that is so rare as to be "oozing with blood" - and who doesn't - that you risk contracting a potentially fatal disease know as toxoplasmosis. The warning followed an outbreak of the disease in late 1994 after rare kangaroo meat was eaten by a group of people at a Christmas party in a Brisbane restaurant. The natural host for this disease is cats - so you shouldn't eat them either. If you simply must have your kangaroo meat, or if you're planning on distributing this healthy alternative to M&Ms this Halloween, then the doctors recommend you cook it at 142 degrees Fahrenheit for four minutes.

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