CAMPYLOBACTERIOSIS - USA (02):(ALASKA) UNPASTEURIZED MILK, ALERT
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The purpose of this Health Advisory is to alert the public to new information about the recent and potentially ongoing outbreak of _Campylobacter_ infections associated with consuming raw milk distributed by a Kenai-based cow-share program.
To date, a total of 18 individuals have been identified in this outbreak. Some of these individuals have had recurrent illness. 2 required hospitalization. The Section of Epidemiology is planning to contact individuals suspected of receiving or consuming raw milk from the involved farm, and it is expected that the number of probable and confirmed cases will rise.
All probable and confirmed cases have been linked to consumption of raw milk from a farm on the Kenai Peninsula that operates a cow-share program. The milk is distributed to shareholders throughout the Kenai Peninsula, in Anchorage, and in Sitka. There is at least one secondary case of an infant who became ill after having close contact with a laboratory-confirmed case.
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