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Bacteria that sickened 16 matches Wis. farm's

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin health officials apparently have found the source of bacteria that sickened 16 people attending a school event early this month in Raymond.

Lab tests show the bacteria that caused the diarrheal illness in people who drank raw milk at the event, matches the strain found in unpasteurized milk produced at a local farm.

Officials say a parent had supplied unpasteurized milk from the farm for the school event.

Testing shows that the bacteria strain from stool samples submitted by ill students and adults matched the strain from milk samples taken from a bulk tank at the farm.

The farm did not sell the unpasteurized milk, and no laws were broken. The farm is licensed and in good standing with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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