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The CDC recommends that people throw raw milk or raw milk from the farm People who have been using such products from the farm since January 2016 may be exposed According to the CDC, the infection can occur for up to six months after exposure, ie Pers Those who drink or eat raw milk products during this period should monitor their health for symptoms, including fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle and joint pain.
The authorities linked the farm in November to a brucellosis infection (also known as Mediterranean fever) in New York. An "unknown number" of people could have been exposed.
Raw milk, which omits the pasteurization process for the disease, is favored by those who desire more natural and unprocessed foods. However, the US Food and Drug Administration states that raw milk can expose people to food-borne illnesses.
The studied RB51 strain is used in a vaccine to protect against more severe forms of Brucella. The bacteria can sometimes get into the milk of a vaccinated cow, which can lead to those affected developing brucellosis. A cow that was taken out of the herd tested positive for RB51.
Miller's Biodiversity Farm did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The strain is resistant to first-line drugs, according to the CDC, and it's difficult to diagnose because early symptoms are similar to the flu.
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Two outbreaks of RB51 raw milk occurred in New Jersey and Texas in 2017 Raw milk products include: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia
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