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Matanuska-Suisitna Valley Cow Share Program Raw Milk 2011

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was linked to the consumption of raw milk obtained through a cow share program in southeast Alaska. In Alaska, regulations did not allow the sale of raw milk, however owning shares of a cow to obtain milk was permissible. Campylobacter was not isolated from milk, but was isolated from manure samples collected at the dairy farm. Coincidentally Listeria was isolated, but no human illness had been attributed to this pathogen.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Alaska
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • pulsed-field gel electrophoresis [PFGE] pattern AKDBRS16.0166/AKDBRK02.0093
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 18
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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