Volume 23, Number 6—June 2017
Outbreak-Related Disease Burden Associated with Consumption of Unpasteurized Cow’s Milk and Cheese, United States, 2009–2014
||Outbreaks associated with milk and cheese consumption, N = 87†
*Illnesses and hospitalizations had confirmed etiologies and were associated with the consumption of milk or cheese of known pasteurization status. STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli.
†Out of the 87 outbreaks, 10 outbreaks reported a total of 17 deaths, 16 of them were linked to L. monocytogenes and 1 to Campylobacter spp.
‡One outbreak (38 illnesses and 10 hospitalizations) had 3 cases with confirmed coinfection (STEC and Campylobacter spp.). These 3 cases were duplicated because they were assigned to each pathogen.
§One outbreak (4 illnesses and 1 hospitalization) involved 2 pathogens: 3 Illnesses and 1 hospitalization were linked to Campylobacter spp. and 1 illness and 0 hospitalizations were linked to Salmonella spp.