Illnesses tied to raw milk

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State health officials have tied recent illnesses in Southcentral Alaska to raw milk, and are encouraging people not to drink it.

The Anchorage Daily News reported Tuesday that several people have become ill in recent weeks with a serious gastrointestinal illness after drinking raw milk, which is unpasteurized.

State epidemiologist Joe McLaughlin says all four went to a doctor and underwent testing. He says it showed that each of them was infected with the same strain of a pathogen that caused the illness.

Tests indicate that the raw milk probably came from a Point MacKenzie dairy farm that sells shares in cows. That allows people who want to drink raw milk to get around state rules prohibiting it from being sold.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

 



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