Tick Borne Encephalitis From Raw Goat Milk?

Uselis

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So I finally managed raw milk to work for me. However I live in place that is notorious for tick density in it. The bite from these bugs can cause all sort of issues varying from Lyme disease to encephalitis.

All city dwellers cautions to boil milk however this old lady from village that I buy milk from says goats do not transmit diseases from ticks.

I prefer raw milks taste but I am not sure how to trust. Appearantly people in villages here drink raw milk in high quantities for decades with no issue but perhaps they developed immune system to guard against diseases?

Any raw (goat) milk experts could chime in?

Thanks
 

postman

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Virtually every single milk farmer drinks raw milk every day and you never hear about any of them getting sick. But when it comes to selling commercial pasteurized milk to customers, suddenly all these fear porn stories about raw milk start circulating. It's probably a marketing trick.
 

burtlancast

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You can drink it raw only if you're 120% sure the animal has been vaccinated against the usual plagues affecting them.

If not, then you're playing Russian Roulette with your health/life. There are some pretty nasty diseases out there.

In any case, a few ml drops of colloidal silver in the raw milk wouldn't hurt in this situation.
 

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