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So I was washing a frozen chicken, dethawing it. and a piece of chicken dropped in the sink and the water I was washing the chicken with got in my eye.

Can salmonella actually affect the eyes? or if chicken was frozen for 2 weeks is it probably all dead?

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closed as off topic by Sobachatina, SAJ14SAJ, BaffledCook, Aaronut Apr 2 '13 at 2:16

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The first question is a medical question, which should be directed to your medical professionals. –  SAJ14SAJ Apr 1 '13 at 22:29
As you're in the US, you may want to contact the Center for Disease Control, as they'd be the experts : 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) per cdc.gov/salmonella/general/prevention.html –  Joe Apr 2 '13 at 1:37

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Per the Salmonella.org FAQ:

Salmonella is not completely killed by freezing, especially when present in food. Freezing is NOT an effective way of decontamination. The Salmonella that survive freezing can grow during defrosting at elevated temperatures (above refrigerator temperature).

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Ah- but is it communicable through eyeballs? –  Sobachatina Apr 1 '13 at 22:43
@Sobachatina I refuse to even try to answer that--it is not on topic for this site. –  SAJ14SAJ Apr 1 '13 at 22:45
I agree but that is the interesting part of the question. –  Sobachatina Apr 1 '13 at 22:50

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