lllnesses Now Linked To Local Dairy Farm, State Health Officials Confirm

Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 11:36 am

Minnesota state health and agriculture officials reported Thursday that routine disease surveillance has detected at least six illnesses linked to consumption of raw dairy products from the Dennis Jaloszynski dairy farm near Cambridge.

According to the Isanti County News, the Minnesota Department of Health says the illnesses included three people, with laboratory confirmation. The ill people reported that they had consumed raw milk from the Jaloszynski Farm.

The News reports that inspectors from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture visited the farm to determine how many customers were purchasing the milk to notify them of the outbreak. Because the owner did not have a customer list, a consumer advisory is being issued. Anyone who may have purchased or received raw milk from this farm should not drink it but should throw it away.

Common symptoms include fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, malaise, and vomiting. Symptoms often begin 2 to 5 days after consumption of contaminated food and can last for about a week in most people but can last for up to three weeks in 20 percent of cases.

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