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Epidemiol Infect. 2006 Apr;134(2):401-5.

Long-lasting Campylobacter jejuni contamination of milk associated with gastrointestinal illness in a farming family.

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Department of Food and Environment Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki University, Finland.

Abstract

This report describes an outbreak of gastroenteritis of 5 months' duration in a farming family, associated with the consumption of unpasteurized cows' milk, where Campylobacter jejuni was implicated. A total of six individuals in the family acquired the illness, and two had several episodes of diarrhoea within the 5-month period. Identical PFGE genotypes of C. jejuni were isolated from human and bovine faeces, and bulk tank milk samples. Incompletely sealed rubber liners fitted to a milking machine shortly before the outbreak started was the probable reason, allowing faecal material to contaminate the milk over the period concerned.

PMID:
16490146
PMCID:
PMC2870394
DOI:
10.1017/S0950268805005029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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