July 13, 2020

Cryptosporidium in Raw Milk Sickens 2 in Idaho

Cryptosporidium in raw goat milk from Treasured Sunrise Farm in Parma, Idaho has sickened at least two people. Consumers who have purchased raw goat milk from the farm on or after August 24 should not drink it. The milk was sold in stores in Boise, Caldwell, Ketchum, and Star.

Little-GoatsCryptosporidium is a parasite that is spread when microscopic amounts of feces from an infected human or animal are ingested. It takes fewer than 10 organisms to cause an infection. Outbreaks are commonly associated with water parks and daycare centers.

There isn’t a drug that effectively treats a cryptosporidium infection which puts immune compromised individuals at significant risk. Symptoms, which usually develop between two and 10 days of exposure, include: watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, vomiting and weight loss. Illness lasts between one and two weeks.

State agriculture officials in Idaho have placed a hold on got milk sales from the farm. If you have experienced these symptoms and consumed this product, please see a doctor as soon as possible.

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