Locally Sold Raw Milk May Be Tainted
Source of Article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29244189/
updated 5:47 a.m. PT, Wed., Feb. 18, 2009
Anyone who purchased raw milk from the dairy any time after Feb. 9 should throw it away. The milk could be contaminated by listeria.
"During routine testing, samples taken at the dairy tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes," Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff stated in a news release. "If consumers have raw milk from this farm, they should discard it immediately as a precaution."
Officials said so far no illnesses have been reported. If you have consumed some of the milk and become ill, you are advised to consult a doctor.
Symptoms of Listeriosis are fever, muscle aches, and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea or diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance or convulsions can occur. Infected pregnant women may experience only a mild, flu-like illness, but infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth. Symptoms of Listeriosis can appear in four days to three weeks.
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