The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that milk from a Pennsylvania farm, which has been linked to an antibiotic-resistant bacteria, sold to Iowa. According to the CDC, three cases of brucellosis were directly connected to mile consumed from Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryvill, Penn. The milk was shipped to retailers across the state and in 18 other states. People who have consumed raw milk or milk product from this dairy may have been exposed to Brucella RB51, a cattle vaccine strain that can be shed in milk and cause infection in humans. Symptoms of Brucella infection include fever, sweats, malaise, anorexia, headache, fatigue, muscle and joint point and potentially more serious conditions. Infections have also been associated with miscarriage in pregnant patients. Symptoms can appear anywhere between five days and six months after exposure. At this time, no cases of brucellosis linked to this outbreak have been confirmed in Iowa. A link to the full message from the CDC, including guidelines for those who may have been exposed, can be found included with this story on our website.
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