As H5N1 avian flu continues to infect dairy cattle in the US, and we don’t really understand some important aspects of its spread, questions keep coming up about the risks from milk.

TL:DR?

  • Relax. There’s really nothing to be concerned about.

More detailed answer?

Well, let’s start with a quick refresher on pasteurization.

Pasteurization was

This is less of a content update and more of a “here’s what I really want to know,” but it’s still an update, I guess. It’s a bit hard to say where we currently stand with this problem, at least in terms of the most important aspects. That’s not uncommon with emerging diseases, but we’re