(Update to the post below: As of February 16, there are 76 confirmed cases in this outbreak linked to raw milk.)
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PDH) is sending interested parties daily email updates on the Campylobacter outbreak linked to raw milk produced by a dairy farm in Chambersburg, PA. As lawyers who represent Campylobacter victims nationwide, we are interested parties. Today (2/16/2012), PDH sent the following information on the confirmed cases of Campylobacter infection (campylobacteriosis):
76 total cases
66 in PA (increase by 4 from yesterday)
5 in MD (increase by 1 from yesterday)
2 in NJ
3 in WV
Onset dates range from January 17 to February 1.
PA County breakdown
Chester 6 (increase by 1 from yesterday)
York 7 (increase by 2 from yesterday)
Delaware 6 (increase by 1 from yesterday)
The investigation is ongoing and the state health departments expect additional cases.
Campylobacteriosis can cause Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a severe illness that can cause paralysis, sometimes permanent.
“Our clients who have been sickened by raw milk were not told the risks ,” said Attorney Fred Pritzker.
Contact our Campylobacter lawyers for a free consultation regarding a lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income and other damages. Our attorneys have a national reputation and have sat on multidistrict litigation (MDL) panels (similar to a class action lawsuit).