A New Health Warning – Raw Milk

A New Health Warning - Raw Milk

Raw milk might be dangerous – a bacterial infection is linked to milk from a Pennsylvania farm. With all the alternatives, do you drink raw milk nowadays?

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Health officials issued a warning against drinking raw milk from a Pennsylvania farm shortly after a New York resident was infected with RB51 (a strain of theBrucella abortus bacteria), according to the New York Post.

The state Department of Health said that the milk likely came from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Lancaster County. Miller’s Biodiversity Farm’s vision, according to their website, “is to end sickness by enhancing health, nutrition, and happiness in the lives of families and individuals,” and their vision “is to inspire a generation of healthy children and reduce healthcare costs for families and individuals.” The Amish farm also claims that they offer “old-fashioned clean milk,” which comes from pastured cows. According to the New York Post, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued an order of quarantine as they investigate the farm’s raw dairy products.

Per the CDC, people can get brucellosis when they consume unpasteurized/raw dairy products. Symptoms include fever, sweats, malaise, headache, fatigue, etc. The New Yorker who was infected is the third person in the U.S. to be infected with RB51 through the consumption of raw milk, as reported by the New York Post, but he is undergoing treatment and is doing well.

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, “Pasteurization standards are in place to protect the public from diseases which are transmitted in raw milk and dairy products. It is critical for New Yorkers to understand the dangers of these products and avoid their consumption.”

According to New York State Department of Health, unpasteurized milk can contain harmful bacteria that can cause diseases such as listeriosis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, typhoid fever, tuberculosis and brucellosis. So, next time you pour yourself a glass of milk, make sure it is pasteurized – unless you like living dangerously.

Raw milk might be dangerous – a bacterial infection is linked to milk from a Pennsylvania farm. With all the alternatives, do you drink raw milk nowadays? Read more about this story on the New York Post here.


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Raw milk might be dangerous – a bacterial infection is linked to milk from a Pennsylvania farm. With all the alternatives, do you drink raw milk nowadays?

Totals
47% Almond for me
53% Still drink raw milk
Males
43% Almond for me
57% Still drink raw milk
Females
57% Almond for me
43% Still drink raw milk

Almond for me

Still drink raw milk


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