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Officials warn of potentially tainted raw milk products

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Health officials have issued a warning about potentially tainted raw milk that was sold in New York and other states including Connecticut.

The Journal News reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising anyone who consumed Udder Milk products to seek medical attention. According to the CDC, people who drank raw milk from the company may have been infected with a rare germ called Brucella abortus RB51.

"Brucella can cause a number of infections," Joseph Garner, who is the chief of medicine at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, said. "The most common infection is of the spinal bone, a wide variety that can be quite serious."

Officials say a New Jersey woman became sick with the bacteria after consuming Udder Milk earlier this year.

Authorities say Udder Milk operates in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Officials describe the company as a "co-op on wheels" that makes deliveries.

Authorities are investigating Udder Milk's supplier because the company hasn't reported its dairy source.

Information from: The Journal News

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