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Reno County, Kansas, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2007

A Butler County, Kansas, health worker reported a case of Campylobacteriosis to the health department in early November. The investigation report cited raw milk as the likely vehicle of infection, and the investigating agencies were able to locate the dairy providing the raw milk in Reno County. The dairy had previous records of Campylobacter contamination from August, 2007. Further investigation found that a total of 16 people fell ill in Butler County after drinking raw milk from the dairy, and five of these cases were confirmed using laboratory testing. A total of 25 persons had become ill.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Dairy
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 25
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 7
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 18
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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