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2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Health Services determined that raw milk provided by parents and served at a potluck dinner was the source of campylobacter infections experienced by Durand High School football team members. The outbreak affected 38 members of the football team, managers and coaching staff who attended a team dinner on September 18, 2014. Testing performed by the State Lab of Hygiene and area labs and clinics confirmed that the illness was caused by Campylobacter jejuni bacteria. Consumption of raw milk was the only commonality among ill persons.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2014
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Wisconsin
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • potluck dinner
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 38
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 26
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 12
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 10
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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