4 children reported sickened by raw milk

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Another outbreak has been linked to the consumption of raw milk ― this time, affecting four children in Oregon.

According to The Associated Press, three of the children were hospitalized, two of them with kidney failure. Other people reported having diarrhea and symptoms typical of E.coli. Read more.

The children reportedly drank raw milk from the same Oregon farm.   

This comes on the heels of E. coli outbreaks in Pennsylvania and Missouri earlier this year. In the Pennsylvania outbreak, unpasteurized milk from a farm was linked to more than 70 cases in four states. In Missouri, the number of E. coli cases has risen to 13, reports the Columbia Missourian. While health officials in Missouri haven’t traced the problem to a definitive source, they say raw dairy products are a possible factor in some of the cases.

Read “On raw milk and why we’re seeing so many outbreaks.”

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