West Virginia Lawmakers Get Stomach Illness After Drinking Raw Milk to Celebrate Passing Legalization of Raw Milk
Gee, who could have seen this coming?
West Virginia lawmakers got a severe stomach illness after drinking raw milk to celebrate the passing of the legalization of raw milk.
In the weeks after passing a bill, allowing West Virginians to drink raw milk, one delegate brought the drink in to celebrate and, eventually, several lawmakers have gotten sick.
Some lawmakers say it’s just a coincidence and a stomach bug is going around.
But, now, health officials are planning on looking in to how this all started.
An anonymous complaint is in at the state Department of Health and Human Resources.
And now, state health officials have to investigate why at least one person is saying the raw milk was given illegally and got these lawmakers sick.
However, other delegates, like Pat McGeehan (R – Hancock, 01), who is quite sick himself, say that recent stomach bug has been making the rounds for weeks.
“There’s definitely…some other colleagues that have similar symptoms that I’ve been experiencing,” McGeehan said.
But the timing is coincidental.
McGeehan and some other lawmakers drank raw, unpasteurized, milk to celebrate the passing of a bill that makes it legal before getting sick.