SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health are investigating cases of cryptosporidiosis among state residents.
They say there have been six confirmed cases of “crypto” — a diarrheal disease caused by microscopic parasites — since Aug. 31.
Each reported consuming raw milk products.
The affected individuals are from Bernalillo County.
Epidemiologists, laboratory staff and inspectors are working to confirm the source of the outbreak.
The state Department of Agriculture and New Mexico Environmental Department also are involved in the investigation.
Health Department officials recommend that anyone in New Mexico who has raw milk products discard the product to prevent infection.