Unpasteurised milk, cream, and fresh cheese are the main sources of human brucellosis.
salmonella food poisoning can also result from drinking unpasteurised milk.
heat-treated, unpasteurised milk can contain bacteria that could cause food poisoning.
Young children, elderly people, pregnant women and people who are ill should avoid unpasteurised milk.
It is also found in or on eggs, in unpasteurised milk, rats, mice, and domestic pets, including terrapins.