A recent outbreak of campylobacter in Pepin County was caused by raw milk that was served during a Durand High School football team meal.
County Health Officer Heidi Stewart says tests done by the state Ag Department confirmed the source of the virus was milk produced by cows at an area dairy farm. The DNA of the virus that infected students matched the DNA of bacteria found in manure from nine cows.
The outbreak sickened 26 people, many of which were coaches, players, and managers of the football team.
Those infected with Campylobacter can experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.