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Real Oven Better Than Microwave for Killing Germs

So warm up to this idea

(HealthDayNews) -- Before you heat up that doggie-bag full of the leftovers from last night's barbecue at Bill's house, be warned.

According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, nuking them is not as good as reheating in the oven or a frying pan.

That information comes from the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, which was tracing an outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium in Juneau, Alaska.

Researchers found that all the people who became sick had been to the same picnic, and they all had taken home leftovers. But while 30 people had taken home doggie bags, only 10 became sick. What protected the others?

According to the CDC, all who became sick had reheated their food in a microwave oven. Those who didn't become sick had used a conventional oven or frying pan.

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