The state health department has confirmed 13 cases of E-coli illness in central Missouri’s Boone, Howard, and Cooper Counties.
Raw (unpasteurized) milk sold at a Howard County farm in central Missouri farm is being blamed for illnesses suffered by six people.. The state health department says it has confirmed seven other E-coli illnesses in central Missouri but does not think they are linked to the raw milk at that farm.
State health director Margaret Donnelly says most raw milk is unsafe.
She says most raw milk is purchased directly from the farmer, not from a retail establishment.
AUDIO: interview with Donnelly