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Congressional Coxiella Sucker

"Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile."
- Albert Schweitzer

Congressman Ron Paul drinks and promotes raw milk, but
will Dr. Paul contract Q-fever disease caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnettii in the same manner that Michigan raw milk drinkers have done this past week?

On May 16, 2011, Notmilk reported Congressman Paul's proposed bill (HR 1830) to ship raw milk over state lines, calling the man an imbecile.

Since the introduction of that bill five weeks ago, how many of Ron Paul's 434 colleagues have shown their support for the interstate transportation of raw milk by cosponsoring the imbecile's bill? Zero!

Got Meningitis? Although raw milk products are illegal in Michigan, raw milk drinkers find a way, thanks to Ron Paul's idiotic promotion. Imagine if un-pasteurized Q-fever milk was given the opportunity to sit in trucks for a day or two more while being transported over state lines? Even at 40 degrees Fahrenheit in refrigerated trucks, bacteria continue to multiply, doubling their count every 20 hours. At room temperature, bacterial counts double every 20 minutes.

This year, raw milk drinkers have been infected with Q-Fever in Washington and Montana. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Q-fever complications can include:

"Pneumonia, hepatitis, inflammation of the heart tissue and central nervous system...Left untreated, Q fever can lead to chronic illness that can affect a person's heart, lever, brain and lungs and may be fatal."

Two months before Michigan raw milk lovers became ill, Notmilk alerted readers about ubiquitous Q-fever disease:

On August 21, 2007, Notmilk letter included the following:

"The August 20, 2007 issue of Science magazine reports the results of a study of raw milk from 901 Wisconsin herds. Scientists found:

"...a significant presence of Coxiella burnetii and Listeria monocytogenes."

Robert Cohen

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