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Raw milk sickens 13 people in southeastern WI

MADISON (AP) -- Unpasteurized milk has sickened 13 people in southeastern Wisconsin.

Wisconsin state agencies are cautioning residents to discard any unpasteurized milk. Selling or distributing raw milk and its products is illegal in Wisconsin.

The state says the victims have tested positive for campylobacter jejuni (cam-pil-oh-BAK-ter je-JOO-nee). That's a bacterial infection that causes nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever and vomiting. It can occasionally lead to severe complications.

All victims had consumed raw milk or been in households where someone else consumed raw milk and became ill. Symptoms started Aug. 14 through Aug. 20.

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection spokeswoman Donna Gilson said Friday they are investigating the milk's source.

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