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EXAMPLES OF DAIRY PRODUCT ASSOCIATED DISEASE OUTBREAKS

Milk is a food substance with high nutrient value. For this reason, it can also support the growth of many microbes, and milk has been implicated as the source of many communicable diseases to the consumer. Historically, tuberculosis and brucellosis (undulant fever) were of particular concern, while more recentlySalmonella, Listeria, Staphylococcus aureus, Yersinia, Coxiella burnetii and Campylobacter have been responsible for human illnesses due to the consumption of unpasteurized or contaminated milk and milk products. Despite being one of the most regulated and inspected food items in the nation, outbreaks of illness associated with consumption of milk and milk products still occur. The following slide sets highlight four investigations, each associated with a different bacterial contaminant, and each with very unique history. 

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Salmonella

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Salmonella



Listeria

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Listeria




E.coli

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E.Coli




Campylobacter

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Campylobacter

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