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Campylobacter and Cryptosporidium Linked to Raw Milk E. coli Outbreak

According to Pregon Press Reports, Oregon health officials suspect two more illnesses are part of a raw milk outbreak traced nearly three weeks ago to a farm near Wilsonville.

William Keene, senior epidemiologist with Oregon Public Health, said the two adults had both consumed raw milk from Foundation Farm, including one person who continued to drink it after being warned about the outbreak.

Keene said one was sickened by campylobacter, the other by cryptosporidium, making 21 likely cases in the outbreak. Nineteen others were infected with E. coli. One of the worst foodborne pathogens, E. coli O157:H7 was on rectal swabs from two of the farm’s four cows. Milk and manure from the farm also tested positive for the same bacteria.

  • http://www.biocote.com/ Willis M. Hawkins

    As a consumer, it’s definitely important to know what a campylobacter. This bacteria is linked to raw milk products and we have to do something with it.