Several Campylobacter Cases Linked to Raw Milk Reported in Indiana

May 29, 2015

According to the health department in Daviess County, Indiana, Campylobacter cases have been reported in several children younger than 2 in the Odon and Montgomery areas of the county.

Some of the cases have been linked to drinking unpasteurized, or raw, milk, reports the Washington Times Herald.

Bacteria such as E. coli O157Campylobacter and Salmonella can contaminate milk during the process of milking dairy animals, including cows and goats. Animals that carry these germs are usually healthy. Pasteurization is the process of heating milk to a high enough temperature for a long enough time to kill illness-causing bacteria contained in the milk.

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