According to news reports, Missouri state health officials have confirmed nine cases of E. coli in Missouri. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed cases in Boone, Cooper, Howard, Camden and Jackson counties.
Health officials say a 2-year-old girl a 17-month-old child have developed symptoms of a condition that can cause kidney damage (Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome)
Investigators say consumption of raw dairy products is a “possible” factor in some (actually only four at this time) of the cases.
For more information on the real risks of raw milk, see Real Raw Milk Facts.