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Am J Public Health. 1998 Aug;88(8):1219-21.

The epidemiology of raw milk-associated foodborne disease outbreaks reported in the United States, 1973 through 1992.

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  • 1Epidemiology Branch, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Washington, DC, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study describes the epidemiology of raw milk-associated outbreaks reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1973 through 1992.

METHODS:

Surveillance data for each reported raw milk-associated outbreak were reviewed. A national survey was conducted to determine the legal status of intrastate raw milk sales for the period 1973 through 1995.

RESULTS:

Forty-six raw milk-associated outbreaks were reported during the study period; 40 outbreaks (87%) occurred in states where the intrastate sale of raw milk was legal.

CONCLUSIONS:

Consumption of raw milk remains a preventable cause of foodborne disease outbreaks.

PMID:
9702153
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PMCID:
PMC1508307
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