Campylobacteriosis is an illness related to drinking raw milk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently warning consumers about this illness due to an outbreak in Michigan. There have been at least 12 reported illnesses so far.
This illness is linked to unpasteurized milk and leads to diarrhea, fever, vomiting, headache and abdominal pain. The outbreak is in the process of being investigated by the FDA, and health agencies in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. They found out that the raw milk originated in Middlebury, Indiana at Forest Grove Dairy.
Raw milk can contain a multitude of different bacteria, and can even lead to death. Due to this, the FDA has required all milk to be pasteurized, a process that kills bacteria, before being packaged for consumption.
One should contact their health provider immediately if raw milk is consumed and any of these symptoms are present. For more information about raw milk you can visit www.foodsafety.gov.