More raw milk, more kids sick; 3 hospitalized in Oregon
Posted: April 15th, 2012 - 6:41pm
Oregon health officials say three children under the age of 15 have been hospitalized with E. coli linked to raw milk from a small farm in Clackamas County.
The state Public Health Division said Friday that Foundation Farm has voluntarily stopped distributing milk.
Officials say lab tests confirm that a fourth child also has E. coli but has not been hospitalized. Health officials say other customers of the dairy are reporting recent diarrhea and other symptoms typical of the bacteria.
Grocery stores cannot sell raw, unpasteurized cow's milk in Oregon. Officials say Foundation Farm distributed to 48 households that were part of a "herd share" -- an arrangement in which people own one or more animals from a herd.
A table of raw milk related outbreaks is available at: http://bites.ksu.edu/rawmilk.