Health: No Crying Over This Spilt Milk

No Crying Over This Spilt Milk

It is the all-American beverage. But in Illinois and four other Midwestern states, an outbreak of Salmonella poisoning is causing Americans to approach milk with some trepidation. Since March 24, nearly 4,000 cases of the nasty gastrointestinal illness have been traced to milk sold by Jewel Food Stores. The still increasing numbers make this one of the worst Salmonella episodes in U.S. history. Three deaths have so far been linked to the disease, and 22 lawsuits have been filed against Jewel, which also owns the plant where the milk was processed.

The bacterium involved in the current outbreak appears to be...

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