Food Borne Intoxication (Campylobacteriosis) - outbreak in California sickens 10 people

After at least 10 people were infected with campylobacter bacteria from contaminated raw skim milk (non-fat), raw cream, and raw butter, Organic Pastures Dairy, Fresno County, California, has recalled these products. The ill persons were residents of Fresno, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Clara counties. No deaths were reported.

Travellers are reminded that unpasteurized milk and milk products are often contaminated with various kinds of bacteria that cause mild to serious intestinal illness. Travellers should avoid consuming these products.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Food and Water Contamination and Traveller's Diarrhoea.

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