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2012 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Commercially Available Raw Milk in California

From January through April 30, 2012 the California Department of Public Health reported that at least 33 people with campylobacter infection were identified in California. Ill patients reported consuming raw milk from two commercial dairies in California - Organic Pastures and Claravale Farm prior to illness onset. The median age was 14 years ( range, 9 months-66 years); 68% were male. One person was hospitalized. There were no deaths. As a result of this outbreak both dairies issued quarantine and recall of their products.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • DBRS16.0024/DRBK02.1142; DBRK02.002; DBRLK02.0529
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Organic Pastures, Claravale Farm
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 33
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 33
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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