October 24, 2016

Campylobacter in Raw Milk Could Pose Long Term Health Problems for Durand Football Team

At least 38 people in Wisconsin who contracted Campylobacter infections from raw milk served at a banquet for the Durand High School football team could face long-term health problems. Some people with Campylobacter¬†infections develop long-term complications such as reactive arthritis which causes painful swelling of the joints and Guillain-Barr√© Syndrome, (GBS) which is characterized by the sudden onset of paralysis that can last weeks, months or years. "People who develop GBS as a result of ingesting Campylobacter often have life-long complications. For example, one of our Campylobacter-GBS clients has paralysis in all four extremities that, years after consuming raw milk, still affect all of his activities of daily living," said Fred Pritzker, national food ¬†safety attorney and … [Read more...]

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