Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  5/29/2013, Sivan 20, 5773

Public Warned to Avoid Unpasteurized Milk on Lesions


In summer there is an increase in the incidence of Entero viruses causing the formation of ulcers in the mouth, and the Ministry of Health warns the public about using unpasteurized milk for treatment of these ulcers, or of other cuts and lesions.

The Health Ministry noted that popular practice for applying unpasteurized goat milk to heal wounds or ulcers in the mouth, may jeopardize the patient and expose them to infectious pathogens even if they only gargle the milk without swallowing or only spread it on wounds.  "Unpasteurized milk of all kinds (cow's milk, sheep milk, goat milk camel milk, etc.) may contain pathogens including brucella, salmonella, E-coli and Listeria. Pathogens are likely to manifest in fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea and complications that pose a serious medical risk and death," announced the Ministry.