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Tuesday, August 10, 2004
M. paratuberculosis found in U.S. milk.

Viable (living) M. paratuberculosis organisms (the mycobacterium that causes Johne's disease), were found in low numbers in commercially pasteurized milk purchased from stores in California, Minnesota and Wisconsin according to research conducted by Dr. Jay Ellingson, Marshfield Clinic Laboratories, Marshfield, WI, USA . Of 702 samples tested, 2.8 percent contained viable M. paratuberculosis organisms. This study's results agree with previous research conducted in Great Britain and were presented recently at the International Association for Food Protection conference. The full study will be presented at the International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, Aug. 14 - 18, Copenhagen, Denmark ( http://www.8icp.dk/ ).

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