Screen Shot 2012-05-07 at 8.58.41 PM.pngAccording to Oregon Public Radio, A mother, whose two-year-old has been hospitalized for 28 days after drinking raw milk tainted with E. coli O157:H7, recommends not giving children milk that hasn’t been pasteurized.

In last few weeks as many as 21 cases of food-borne illnesses have been traced to raw milk from a farm outside of Willsonville, Oregon.

Health officials are repeating advice that raw milk is dangerous.

Producers and drinkers say the outbreak is an anomaly and that the benefits of raw milk outweigh the risks.

A woman, who asked not to be identified on the air, told OPB’s Think Out Loud that her two-year-old suffered terribly after drinking raw milk.

Jill: “She had strokes early on and pressure in the brain and most recently had a surgery to remove some dead bowel and colon. And now has a ostomy, that will get reversed in six to eight weeks.”

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