The dairy farm has been held responsible for a total of six illnesses, three of which have been identified as resulting from Campylobacter jejuni, a bacteria species. The outbreak was reported on the 25th of June by the Department of Health in Minnesota. The department further added that the six illnesses were detected by routine illness surveillance and were connected to consuming unprocessed dairy products. The products originated from the dairy farm of Dennis Jaloszyski, situated close to Cambridge. The state’s Agricultural department paid a visit to the farm to investigate because a number of people who had bought the unprocessed milk had become ill, and to let them know of the outbreak. The owner of the farm claimed not to keep a list of his customers, a move that prompted the state to make an announcement urging people who had bought the milk to discard it.
The Department of Health in Minnesota not only worries about the diseases linked to the farm, but also the potential risks of diseases resulting from consuming raw milk. Consumption of unprocessed milk or products manufactured from such milk exposes people to disease-causing microbes, eventually leading to life-threatening conditions, including renal dysfunction. It is therefore essential for people to give deep thought concerning such potential risks prior to consuming unprocessed dairy products. The general symptom s linked to infection caused by Campylobacter includes diarrhea, fever, vomiting, malaise, and abdominal discomfort. These symptoms start to manifest two to five days following consumption of adulterated dairy products. For many victims, the symptoms persist for seven days. In extreme cases, the symptoms last for two or more weeks. Additionally, infection sometimes leads to complications like arthritis.