Warn against raw or unpasteurized milk

Warn against raw or unpasteurized milk

Milk is good for health, it has the immense power of converting an inocent baby to a powerful adult. But it must be free of germs and bacteria.

A government investigation published this month has tied raw milk consumption to a 2008 outbreak of E. coli in Connecticut, which landed four people in the hospital with life-threatening illnesses.

It also puts a price tag on the outbreak: $413,402. And it hints the infection spread beyond those who drank the allegedly tainted milk.

The report is the latest to warn against raw or unpasteurized milk, which experts say is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S.

E. Coli is a bacteria which is a major cause of gastrointestinal and urinary tract infections.