State investigates four cases related to raw milk
State health officials are investigating several cases of bacterial infection on the Kenai Peninsula related to drinking raw, unpasteurized milk.
The Department of Health and Social Services says four people who drank the milk became sick with similar symptoms, including nausea and vomiting.
The Anchorage Daily News reports the milk came from an Alaska farm cooperative that the agency did not identify. Wilkinson says it's unlikely other members of the public are in danger since the milk wasn't widely available.
Proponents of raw milk say it is more nutritious than pasteurized milk. Health officials caution against drinking raw milk because of the higher risk of developing a bacterial infection.