Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Campylobacter infections in Alaska linked to drinking of raw milk

Raw milk suspected in Campylobacter infections in Alaska

At least four people in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula recently suffered Campylobacter infections after drinking raw milk, the Alaska Division of Public Health (DPH) said in a Feb 15 health advisory.

The four people were infected with Campylobacter isolates that were matched by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. In addition, at least one person with a probable infection also reported drinking raw milk, and an infant in close contact with a confirmed case-patient has a suspected case, the statement said.

The strain identified in the cases has not been seen in Alaska before, it said.
Feb 15 Alaska DPH notice

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