Unpasteurized milk causes mini-outbreak of food poisoning in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA

At least five people have become ill with a bacterial infection (called campylobacter) after consuming unpasteurized milk produced by the Family Cow farm in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Travellers can reduce the risk of exposure to the many germs that cause intestinal illness (such as cholera, E.coli, salmonella, and many viruses) by avoiding consumption of contaminated food and water (especially when sold by street vendors) and by practising careful personal hygiene with frequent hand washing.

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