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    Are you concerned about pork tapeworm?

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    In many religions pork is prohibited to consume.

    Many have tried to justify this prohibition due to health risks to the human body. With pork specifically, you can contract a deadly tapeworm that can't be prevented by thoroughly cooking the meat. The Middle East, Africa, and the Americas are most susceptibility to this disease.

    I'm curious, is anyone concerned about this threat?

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    It is very rare in North America- so rare that there was an article a couple of years ago about a woman who was misdiagnosed for quite a long time for one she had picked up overseas that had moved into her brain because North American doctors so rarely see it or it in its complications. No, I am not concerned.
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    Overcooking pork is a sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiramisu. View Post
    In many religions pork is prohibited to consume.

    With pork specifically, you can contract a deadly tapeworm that can't be prevented by thoroughly cooking the meat. The Middle East, Africa, and the Americas are most susceptibility to this disease.
    I'm missing the correlation between those two statements?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YogaBare View Post
    I'm missing the correlation between those two statements?
    The former statement is the context from which my question was inspired. This thread has nothing to do with religion.

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    Old friends theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    Overcooking pork is a sin.
    +1.

    If you're confident in the source of your meat, parasites of any kind shouldn't be of the slightest concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemontwisst View Post
    +1.

    If you're confident in the source of your meat, parasites of any kind shouldn't be of the slightest concern.
    I'm confident in the acidity of my stomach. Bring it!

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    Look at how cute it is!

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    What kind of tapeworm can't be killed by cooking?
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