Minnesota health officials investigating after five children fall ill from raw milk


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State health officials are investigating a cluster of salmonella cases in the Twin Cities involving five children who tested positive for the bacteria, one of whom was hospitalized.

Minnesota Department of Health officials connected the case to unpasteurized milk after two families said their children drank it. The other three children also were infected with the Salmonella typhimurium bacteria, indicating that the cases came from the same source.

The children range in age from 3 months to 10 years old. Symptoms of the strain of salmonella in these cases include diarrhea, cramps and fever, and last between four and seven days. Children under 5, adults over 65, and people with compromised immune systems are particularly susceptible.



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