• Study links Cryptosporidium outbreak to raw, organic cheese

    2 monthes ago - By Food Safety

    Researchers in France have described an outbreak of Cryptosporidium linked to unpasteurized, raw milk white cheese. In November 2017, a gastroenteritis outbreak was reported at a school in Loire-Atlantique, western France, with more than 150 sick people.
    Cryptosporidiosis appears to be largely underdiagnosed in the general population in France and Cryptosporidium is not always covered by labs when testing for parasites, according to the researchers.
    Finding the source
    Drinking water was not associated with disease but eating in the canteen was a significant risk factor. After negative...
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