OREGON: Another E.coli infection traced to raw milk from Wilsonville-area farm
Posted: April 18th, 2012 - 1:45pm
Source: The Oregonian
Oregon health authorities have confirmed a fifth case of E. coli infection in an outbreak traced to raw milk.
All five patients are younger than 15 and three, including a toddler, are hospitalized with acute kidney failure, a complication associated with E. coli O157:H7.
Another four children -- also under 15 -- along with an adult who consumed raw milk fromFoundation Farm in Wilsonville have developed severe gastro-intestinal symptoms.
The farm stopped sales of its raw milk last week and allowed Oregon epidemiologists to collect environmental samples on its property, 17 acres in the Stafford area near Wilsonville. Those samples are now being tested for harmful bacteria by a lab outside Seattle that specializes in foodborne outbreaks.
The owner of Foundation Farm, Brad Salyers, did no return calls seeking comment.