Two patients have been hospitalized as a result of their infections, according to the Alaska Section of Epidemiology (SOE). One of the victims is an infant who contracted a secondary infection, and did not drink the raw milk directly.
The bacteria has been traced to a cow share program on the Kenai Peninsula.
The milk was distributed to shareholders throughout the Kenai Peninsula, in Anchorage, and in Sitka, according to a February 22 press release from the SOE.
The last Campylobacter outbreak traced to raw milk in Alaska was in 2011. A total of 18 people were sickened from that milk, also produced by a cow share program.© Food Safety News