More confirmed cases in Pa. campylobacteriosis outbreak

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Five more confirmed cases of campylobacteriosis linked to raw milk from The Family Cow farm in Pennsylvania brings the total number to 76, setting a new record of the worst raw milk-linked outbreak since 2006 as reported by the Chambersburg, Pa., Public Opinion.

The outbreak started in January and expanded across other states in the East, including Maryland, New Jersey and West Virginia.  Most of the cases are in Pennsylvania.

Since Tuesday the outbreak has continued to grow. The number of confirmed cases jumped from 65 to 76 in just two days.

Health officials have linked the outbreak to Shankstead EcoFarm, trading as The Family Cow, which resumed bottling last week following an 11-day voluntary suspension. They are one of 153 farms in Pennsylvania permitted to sell raw milk or cheese from cows or goats.


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