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, was sold in Iowa. According to the CDC, three cases of brucellosis have been directly connected to milk produced at Miller’s Biodiversity Farm in Quarryville, Penn. The milk was shipped to several retailers across Iowa and in 18 other states. People who have consumed raw milk or milk products 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 pain 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 advisory 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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