NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A survey of unpasteurized milk samples drawn from dairy farms across Wisconsin found a significant presence of Coxiella burnetii and Listeria monocytogenes, two different types of bacteria that can cause serious infection and even death in some people.

These findings have particular relevance for consumers seeking raw milk products.

The study, reported at the annual International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man held last week in Madison, Wisconsin, was based on a random sampling of milk from 901 Wisconsin dairy farms. The farms were chosen to encompass small and large herds, producers of Grade A and B milk, and all five of the state’s geographic regions.

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  • John

    Germs are friends to healthy people with strong immune systems, they help keep our bodies clean and efficient. The views of this blog and the government and most unthinking people is completely backwards. The goal should be maximizing health, not avoiding germs that only harm the already ill.