ANCHORAGE - Got milk? There are some people on the Kenai Peninsula who got that and a whole lot more.
Officials from the state Department of Health and Social Services say four people have contracted an infection called campylobacter from drinking raw milk. The department says a similar outbreak, which caused 18 people to become ill, was traced to a Mat-Su Valley farm in 2011.
Selling raw milk in Alaska is illegal, but people can still get it through what's called milk sharing: That’s when you own part of a living cow and thus can use – or in this case drink – its milk. If you have consumed any raw milk this year and are experiencing symptoms such as diarrhea, severe stomach pains and a fever, call the Alaska Health Section of Epidemiology at 800-478-0084.