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1984 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Consumption of Certified Raw Milk

Kindergarten children and adults visited a certified raw milk bottling plant in southern California where they were given ice cream, kefir, and milk. A few days later several of them became ill due to infections caused by Campylobacter jejuni.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1984
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Raw Milk Bottling Plant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 12
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 9
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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