A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows more evidence of the potential danger of drinking unpasteurized, or raw, milk containing H5N1 avian flu viruses.

Helen Branswell, writing in STAT »

“Raw milk is clearly highly suspected of transmitting [H5N1] to animals,” said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. “It’s still unclear what the risk is for humans. But I wouldn’t want to take my chances on it.”