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Wisconsin: 16 Ill From Foodborne Illness Started At North Cape Elementary Serving Raw Milk

David Steinkraus of The Journal Times was told by local health officials that at least 16 people have been sickened by an outbreak of foodborne illness in Racine County, Wisconsin:

<!-- AP Updated --> ”We are in the process of doing an investigation,” said Cheryl Mazmanian, director and health officer for the Western Racine County Health Department. That is being done in conjunction with the state hygiene laboratory and the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.

The incident apparently began about June 3 when a number of foods were served at a celebration for fourth-graders. Symptoms – diarrhea and similar gastrointestinal problems – were first reported about June 6, she said.

“Raw milk was served. We have not pinpointed it as that,” Mazmanian said.

It is a usual item to be served, and it is a higher-risk food, but tests have not defined the milk as the source of bacteria nor ruled out other foods, she said.

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