The CDC is warning everyone not to drink raw milk, or go see a doctor if they did so during the last six months. This warning was released after a woman from New Jersey ended up infected with some rare strains of bacteria at the beginning of this year. As a result, the health department in the state stopped the commercialization of products which might contain raw milk.
Udder Milk’s raw milk might be contaminated with rare bacteria
The main raw milk seller in New Jersey is Udder Milk, who is also active in states like New York, Rhode Island, or Connecticut. This company is well-known mostly for making deliveries, so its products can easily reach a wide range of customers.
Soon after the warning was released, the CDC forbade it to continue its commercial activity. However, it’s still hard to tell where the bacterial infection came from. Udder Milk didn’t reveal the farms where it took its supplies from, so the infection might be thriving anywhere.
If left untreated, the infection might cause serious complications
The bacteria present in raw milk is Brucella abortus RB51, which is quite rare. Therefore, to treat it, patients need to take antibiotics. If infected, people should start experiencing fever, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and their testicles should get swollen. Go see a doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms, since leaving the infection untreated might lead to complications like heart problems and arthritis.
However, the officials can’t tell precisely who got infected and who didn’t. Therefore, all people who drank raw milk from Udder Milk should receive a course of antibiotics as a preventive method. This way, they avoid a late expression of the bacteria, or long-term effects which become harder to treat. Meanwhile, the authorities are trying to find out who is the company’s supplier, so that they might identify the source of the infection.
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