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Stomaching Undercooked Hamburger

It can lead to an ulcer

(HealthDayNews) -- You're probably aware of the nasty bugs you can get from undercooked meat, but did you know that rare hamburgers can give you ulcers?

According to the journal Anticancer Research, Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers, can be passed back and forth along the food chain. While Helicobacter doesn't usually infect animals directly, they can get it from humans, then give it back. Animals that humans eat, like cattle and pigs, can get the infection from contaminated soil. Then the bacteria makes its way back to humans who eat undercooked meat.

So far, Helicobacter has only been found in large animals, like cattle and hogs. Chickens and rabbits are still considered safe.

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