18 now sick; Campylobacter linked to raw milk in Alaska outbreak

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services says that 18 people have now been identified with Campylobacter associated with raw-milkconsuming raw milk distributed by a Kenai-based cow-share program.

Two required hospitalization.

All probable and confirmed cases have been linked to consumption of raw milk from a farm on the Kenai Peninsula that operates a cow-share program. The milk is distributed to shareholders throughout the Kenai Peninsula, in Anchorage, and in Sitka. There is at least one secondary case of an infant who became ill after having close contact with a laboratory-confirmed case.