UPDATE: Two Canyon County residents sickened after drinking contaminated milk
Two Canyon County residents are recovering after reportedly drinking milk contaminated with cryptosporidiosis.
Southwest District Health officials say the two consumed raw goat milk from the Treasured Sunrise Acres Dairy in Parma.
The milk was produced the week of August 24th, and sold in stores in Boise, Caldwell, Ketchum, and Star.
Treasured Sunrise Acres Dairy, Idaho State Department of Agriculture, and local and state public health officials are recommending that anyone who purchased any raw milk (goat or cow milk) during this time, should throw it out immediately.
Health officials say cryptosporidiosis, commonly known as crypto, is a microscopic parasite causing a diarrheal illness. Common symptoms include: diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain, dehydration (which is often most serious in the very young and the very old), nausea, vomiting, fever and weight loss. Symptoms usually begin 2 to 10 days after infection and normally last for one to two weeks. Once a person is infected, the parasites live in the intestines and are passed in the stool.
Those who have consumed the raw milk product and are experiencing symptoms are advised to consult their health care provider for testing, symptom management, and treatment, if necessary.