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Warning issued about raw milk from Indiana dairy

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Public health officials in Illinois are warning about possible dangers from contaminated raw milk distributed from an Indiana dairy.

An outbreak of bacterial illness in southern Michigan has been linked with drinking raw milk from the same dairy in Middlebury.

A farm cooperative in Michigan received milk from that dairy and delivered it to locations in Chicago, Des Plaines, Downers Grove and Elgin.

The culprit is Campylobacter bacteria. It can cause digestive symptoms including diarrhea and abdominal pain. It has been confirmed in 11 of 18 cases reported in Michigan.

People with those symptoms who have had raw milk should seek testing and treatment from their doctors. They also should report the illness to their local health department.