martes, 30 de marzo de 2010

Campylobacteriosis, unpasteurized milk (Michigan)

The US FDA and several state health agencies are warning of an outbreak of campylobacteriosis associated with drinking raw milk.

The agency said at least 12 confirmed illnesses have been recently reported in Michigan. Symptoms of campylobacteriosis include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. The FDA said it is collaborating with health officials in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana in investigating the outbreak linked to raw milk produced by the Forest Grove Dairy in Middlebury, Indiana. Raw milk is unpasteurized milk from hoofed mammals, such as cows, sheep, or goats. Since 1987, the FDA has required all milk packaged for human consumption to be pasteurized before being delivered into interstate commerce. Pasteurization, a process that heats milk to a specific temperature for a set period of time, kills bacteria responsible for diseases that also include typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and diphtheria.

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