The December outbreak of campylobacter jejuni, which led to severe diarrhea, fever and cramps for 75 people in Wisconsin, has been traced to an organic dairy.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that a 36-cow dairy in Sawyer County was the source of the outbreak. The dairy was leasing people individual cows. Then, for that lease fee, the people received the milk produced by that cow. The state of Wisconsin prohibits the sale of unpasteurized milk.

Many people seek out unpasteurized milk because they believe is has more nutritional value and that it tastes better. However, according to Donita Croft, a CDC doctor who is assigned to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, no studies have found any proof to support those claims.

Associated Press