January 19, 2018

South Dakota Campylobacter Cases Linked to Raw Milk

A recent outbreak in Durand, Wisconsin is the latest example of a Campylobacter outbreak linked to raw milk. It’s a common pairing.

The South Dakota Department of Health tracked Campylobacter cases from January 2012 to August 30, 2014. Of the 791 total cases of campylobacteriosis reported during that period, 42 were associated with raw milk, or about 5 percent.

campylobacter-raw-milk-SDMost of those affected,  23 of the 42 cases , were children 19 and under. Ten case patients were 5 and under.

The cases were reported in the following counties: Beadle, Brookings, Butte, Clark, Davison, Day, Faulk, Gregory, Haakon, Hamlin, Hanson, Kingsbury, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Meade, Miner, Minnehaha, Perkins, Roberts, Todd and Union.

(Image from the South Dakota Department of Health.)

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