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Zinnicker Family Farm Raw, Unpasteurized, Milk 2009

Raw, unpasteurized, whole milk purchased from Zinniker Family Farm near Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was associated with an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni. The farm sold raw milk through a cow-share program. Campylobacter isolated from at least 25 of the ill shared the same genetic fingerprint. Manure samples that were obtained directly from milking cows on the farm shared the same genetic fingerprint. This was the third major outbreak involving raw milk in Wisconsin since 2001. Selling, or distributing, raw milk is illegal in Wisconsin except for "incidental sales" from producer to consumer on the farm.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Farm
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Zinniker Dairy
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 52
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 35
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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