Sunday, September 25, 2016

Raw milk sickens 20 people

Raw milk from a farm in Colorado has sickened 20 people with campylobacteriosis.

The milk was distributed by  Larga Vista Ranch, which is about 20 miles east of Pueblo, according to El Paso and Pueblo county health officials.

The infections highlight the dangers of drinking raw, unpasteurized milk, said Dr. Christine Nevin-Woods, El Paso County Public Health’s medical director.

“Sometimes people think that raw foods of all kinds are healthier,” she said.

“But in this case, raw milk is very dangerous to be drinking.”

Despite the warnings, there still are dairy farmers who allow their families to drink unpasteurized milk. They pass off illnesses as "simply stomach flu". I just hope and pray the children don't get so sick they die or their health is compromised for life.