WI Campylobacter Outbreak Traced to Raw Milk Served at School


Wisconsin health authorities confirmed that the raw milk was the source of the Campylobacter outbreak in a joint statement issued June 17. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Western Racine County Health Department (WRCHD), lab tests confirmed that Campylobacter jejuni bacteria was found in stool samples submitted by ill students and adults, as well as in milk samples collected from the bulk tank at the farm that supplied the milk to the classroom. Further testing by the State Hygiene lab showed the bacteria from the stool samples and the milk samples were a genetic match.

Campylobacter food poisoning

Campylobacter food poisoning is characterized by diarrhea, which can be bloody, abdominal cramping, nausea, and vomiting. Rarely, an infection may lead to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which causes paralysis after initial symptoms have disappeared.

Campylobacter can be transmitted by consuming food contaminated directly or indirectly by animal feces or handled by someone with the infection who has not adequately washed hands after using the bathroom.

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