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  1. abeland1

    abeland1 Silver Member Silver Miner

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    Source: Dallas News [edited]

    A record number of people in Dallas County [Texas] have been sickened
    from an infection caused by consuming unpasteurized cheese, health
    officials said. There have been 13 brucellosis infections in residents
    so far in 2016, affecting patients between 6 and 80 years old,
    according to a health advisory notice released on Thursday, 15 Sep

    All of the patients reported eating cheese brought into the USA from
    Mexico by friends or relatives, consuming the cheese while traveling
    in Mexico, or eating unidentified cheese products from local street
    vendors, officials said. The county typically sees 2 to 6 cases a
    year, though 11 were recorded in 2004.

    Health officials confirmed all the Dallas County cases by blood
    culture. In 2 instances, hospital lab personnel were exposed while
    handling the samples.

    The brucella bacterium can infect livestock and is most commonly
    transmitted to humans who consume unpasteurized dairy products. Some
    areas, such as Mexico and Central and South America, are considered
    high-risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and

    Proponents of raw milk products say it's more natural, tastes better
    and has health benefits. But many state and federal agencies are less
    keen, saying it can lead to more foodborne illnesses, such as
    listeriosis. A listeria outbreak at Brenham [Texas]-based Blue Bell
    Creameries in 2015 sickened 10 people and was linked to 3 deaths.

    While legal in Texas, raw milk may only be sold at the dairy. State
    Rep Dan Flynn, R-Van, drafted a bill in 2015 to allow people who
    produce raw milk or raw milk products to sell directly to consumers at
    their homes or farmers' markets. Sale at supermarkets would have
    remained against the law. The bill failed to pass.

    Symptoms of brucellosis include fever, fatigue, weakness, weight loss,
    night sweats and headaches. Antimicrobials are used to treat the
    infection, and recovery can take weeks to several months. While rarely
    fatal, some people can also develop chronic or severe conditions. The
    American Academy of Pediatrics has warned that pregnant women and
    children should not consume raw milk or raw milk products.

    [byline: Claire Z Cardona]

    communicated by:

    [In the March 2012 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases (Langer AJ,
    Ayers T, Grass J, et al. Nonpasteurized dairy products, disease
    outbreaks, and state laws -- United States, 1993-2006. Emerg Infect
    Dis. 2012; 18(3): 385-91
    <http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/3/11-1370_article>), the authors
    report on 121 foodborne outbreaks (with 4413 cases of reported
    illness) caused by contaminated dairy products, and 73 (60 per cent)
    were associated with unpasteurized dairy products. 65 (54 per cent)
    involved cheese (42 per cent made from unpasteurized milk) and 56
    involved fluid milk (82 per cent involved unpasteurized milk). In
    these outbreaks, _Campylobacter_ spp were responsible for 54 per cent
    of the outbreaks, followed by _Salmonella_ spp (22 per cent),
    enterohemorrhagic _E. coli_ (13 per cent), _Brucella_ spp (4 per
    cent), listeria (4 per cent), and _Shigella_ spp (3 per cent).

    Clearly, pasteurized milk can also transmit disease, and 48 outbreaks
    were reported. The source of contamination was reported in only 7 (14
    per cent), of which at least 4 resulted from post-pasteurization
    contamination by an infected food handler.

    The reader is directed to the article for additional information and

    Classical zoonotic organisms such as _Brucella abortus_, _Brucella
    melitensis_, _Mycobacterium bovis_, _Salmonella_ spp, _Listeria
    monocytogenes_, _Campylobacter_ spp, _Yersinia_ spp, _Coxiella
    burnetii_, and _E. coli_ O157:H7 are associated with the ingestion of
    raw milk. Non-zoonotic organisms such as _Streptococcus pyogenes_,
    _Salmonella_ Typhi, _Corynebacterium diphtheriae_, _Shigella_ spp,
    _Salmonella_ Paratyphi A, _Salmonella_ Paratyphi B, enterotoxins from
    _Staphylococcus aureus_, and hepatitis A have also been associated
    with the ingestion of raw milk.

    The following
    is a recent report involving the bacterial diversity of raw milk
    (interestingly the classical Enterobacteriaceae such as _E. coli_,
    salmonella and campylobacter were not found):

    "Researchers at the University of California-Davis report that samples
    of raw cow's milk shipped by tanker truck for processing show 'amazing
    bacterial diversity' which varies by season. Their findings were
    reported [23 Aug 2016] in mBio, the online, open-access journal of the
    American Society of Microbiology. The researchers sampled and analyzed
    raw cow's milk from 899 tanker trucks as they arrived at 2 dairy
    processors in California's San Joaquin Valley during spring, summer
    and fall. The samples were analyzed using gene sequencing. This
    collection included 229 tankers filled in the fall of 2013 and another
    264 and 406 tankers filled in the spring and summer of 2014,
    respectively. The larger set of samples collected in the summer
    included milk collected from 2 sampling dates a week apart.

    'The level of bacterial diversity that we discovered in these
    shipments of raw milk was amazing,' said lead author and
    microbiologist Maria Marco, an associate professor in the UC-Davis
    Department of Food Science and Technology. 'More than half of the
    bacterial groups identified represented less than 1 per cent of the
    total microbial content.' She said the broad mix of bacteria could be
    due to raw milk's high nutrient content, as well as the many potential
    sources of bacteria associated with dairies. These include bacteria
    from the cows' skin, feed, bedding and aerosols, and from human
    handlers and the equipment and containers used to collect, store and
    transport the raw milk.

    Raw milk is known to harbor diverse strains of bacteria that strongly
    influence shelf life, sensory qualities and safety of fluid milk, as
    well as that of fermented dairy products such as cheese and yogurt.
    While pasteurization of raw milk kills microbes which can cause
    disease in humans, not all bacteria and their associated enzymes are
    eliminated in the process. The remaining bacteria can still cause
    spoilage and quality defects in dairy foods.

    Researchers found that a 'core community' of microbes remains constant
    throughout the seasons and across farms where the milk is collected.
    This core community represented 29 different bacterial groups and
    included high proportions of streptococcus and staphylococcus, as well
    as Clostridiales, bacteria frequently associated with dairy cattle.
    The study revealed that milk collected in the spring contained the
    most diverse bacterial communities with the highest total cell numbers
    and highest proportions of Actinobacteria (such as actinomyces and
    streptomyces), one of the largest known groups of bacteria. The group
    includes some pathogens.

    Researchers also found that the bacterial composition of raw milk
    stored in silos at processing plants was distinct from that of the
    tanker trucks. One group of silos contained microbial populations
    similar in makeup to the milk from the tanker trucks, while the other
    group of silos had distinctly different microbial populations
    dominated by acinetobacter and lactococcus bacteria.

    'This finding demonstrates how the built environment in
    food-processing plants can have significant but still unpredictable
    impacts on the microbial quality of foods,' Marco said.

    Identification of these raw milk microbes and their abundance should
    help dairy processors develop new and more effective sanitation
    procedures and process controls to make sure the milk and resulting
    dairy foods are safe and of consistently high quality, according to
    the report." - Mod.LL

    A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at:

    [See Also:
    Brucellosis - Israel (05): camel milk, unpasteurized, human infection
    Brucellosis - Israel (04): camel milk, human infection, comment
    Brucellosis - Israel (03): camel milk, human infection confirmed,
    spread http://promedmail.org/post/20160817.4423219
    Brucellosis - Israel (02): camel milk, human infection susp, RFI
    Brucellosis - Israel: camel milk, multiple contaminants, recalls, RFI
    Brucellosis - USA: (TX) unpasteurized cheese, alert
    Brucellosis - USA: (NY) imported, laboratory exposures
    Brucellosis, human, abortus - USA: (NY) ex Ecuador, cheese
    Brucellosis, human, canine - USA: (NY) B. canis
    Brucellosis, human - USA (03): (MA), unpasteurized milk, NOT
    Brucellosis, human - USA (02): (MA), unpasteurized milk
    Brucellosis, human - USA: (MA), unpasteurized milk
    Brucellosis, unpasteurized cheese - Mexico (03): background
    Brucellosis, unpasteurized cheese - Mexico (02): (GJ)
    Brucellosis, unpasteurized cheese - Mexico: (GJ)


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  2. Bigjon

    Bigjon Silver Member Silver Miner Site Supporter ++

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    I drink real milk every day and have for years. I've never met anyone who got sick from drinking real milk. All the laws were written to regulated the new fangled Pasteurized milk and then turned on there head by bureaucrats trying to protect big dairy with there unhealthy confinement herds.

    https ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DA_vbX_T1I


    Small farms are better than mega-farms.

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