Raw milk infected with Brucella consumed in 19 states
The CDC says people in 19 states (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia) have bought or consumed the raw milk from Miller's Biodiversity Farm, a members-only club in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, that sells dairy products to its members. Authorities connected the farm to a Brucellosis infection in New York in November. The Brucella strain under investigation (RB51), is used in a vaccine in order to protect against more severe forms of Brucella. The bacteria can sometimes make its way into the milk of a vaccinated cow, which can cause those who drink it to develop brucellosis. One cow now removed from the herd tested positive for RB51. The strain is resistant to first-line drugs, the CDC states, and it's difficult to diagnose because early symptoms resemble the flu. @ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/02/12/infected-raw-milk-pa-farm-reached-people-19-states-cdc-says/2849261002/
Raw milk infected with Brucella potentially exposed to people in 19 states, CDC says
Federal authorities are investigating a Brucella outbreak tied to a Pennsylvania farm producing raw, unpasteurized milk products.