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1983 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk During a Dairy Farm Visit, Pennsylvania

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among first grade students who drank raw milk while visiting a farm in central Pennsylvania. Illness risk was associated with the quantity of milk that was consumed during the visit.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 1983
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Pennsylvania
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Farm
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 26
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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