UK- Wales – Campylobacter Outbreak

Outbreak News Today Campylobacter


Health officials in Wales are reporting on a Campylobacter outbreak linked to unpasteurized or ‘raw’ cow’s milk produced at Penlan y Môr Farm near New Quay.

Visitors to the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells may have sampled or bought the milk, which was available there on Wednesday 26 July.

Public Health Wales, Hywel Dda University Health Board, the Food Standards Agency, and Ceredigion County Council are investigating four cases of Campylobacter linked with milk from Penlan y Môr farm. The four cases all consumed or bought the milk at Aberystwyth Farmer’s Market after 1 June 2017.

Campylobacter is the most common bacterial cause of diarrhoea in Wales and the UK. Public Health Wales is notified of between 3,000 and 4,000 cases of Campylobacter every year in Wales.

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