According to Food Safety News, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has added another six cases to the ongoing Campylobacter outbreak linked to raw milk from Your Family Cow dairy in Chambersburg, PA, bringing the number of confirmed infections to 71. At least 9 individuals have been hospitalized.
The current age range of those sickened is from 2 to 74 years old, with 24 of the victims (34 percent) under the age of 18.
The latest breakdown of cases by state is as follows: Pennsylvania (62 illnesses), Maryland (4), West Virginia (3), New Jersey (2).
After making improvements to equipment and passing a health inspection, the dairy was cleared to resume production early last week.
The sale of unpasteurized milk is legal in Pennsylvania. Since 2007, the state has had at least seven disease outbreaks linked to raw milk, resulting in 288 confirmed illnesses:
2007 – Salmonella (29 illnesses)
2007 – Campylobacter (7)
2008 – Campylobacter (72)
2008 – Campylobacter (68)
2009 – Campylobacter (9)
2010 – Campylobacter (22)
2012 – Campylobacter (71 thus far)