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10 people infected in E. coli outbreak linked to raw milk cheese, CDC says

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Ten people have been sickened by E. coli in a multistate outbreak linked to raw milk cheese. Four people have been hospitalized and one person developed hemolytic uretic syndrome, a serious condition that can cause kidney failure. No deaths have been reported. Six of the people infected said they ate RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese. The CDC is investigating the outbreak and has advised consumers not to eat RAW FARM brand raw cheddar cheese in original and jalapeño flavors. RAW FARM is working with the US Food and Drug Administration and is recalling its products. Raw milk is milk from cows or other animals that has not been pasteurized. Unpasteurized products can carry dangerous bacteria such as listeria, salmonella, and E. coli. About 265,000 infections of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli occur in the US every year.