September 24, 2018

Raw Goat Milk Tests Positive for Cryptosporidium in Idaho

Raw goat milk from Treasured Sunrise Acres in Parma, Idaho has tested positive for cryptosporidium. Consumers who purchased raw goat milk from the farm on or after August 24 should not drink it. The Idaho State Department of  Agriculture (ISDA) has placed a hold on raw milk sales at the farm.

GoatCryptosporidium is a parasite commonly associated with outbreaks at water parks and pools. It’s hard outer shell makes it resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants and enables it to survive outside a host’s body for long stretches of time. It is spread when microscopic amounts of feces from an infected human or animal are ingested.

Symptoms of a cryptosporidium infection include: watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, fever, vomiting and weight loss. They usually develop within two to 10 days of exposure and last one to two weeks. Young children and pregnant women are at special risk for these infections. If you drank the milk and have these symptoms, see a doctor.

 

 

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