top of page

The content is independently curated and created by the KTSF Go editorial team, separate from the KTSF newsroom. Some content may be generated using artificial intelligence tools. When you purchase through links on this website, we may earn a commission. Learn more

Can Pasteurization method reduce the viral content?

Updated: Jun 9

The new clinical trial found that mice became ill and even died after drinking milk containing avian influenza virus. Researchers also tested various disinfection methods to determine whether they could completely remove the virus from the milk.


The method of using high temperature to briefly boil milk is called rapid pasteurization. Although this method can reduce the virus count, it cannot completely destroy the virus. Rapid pasteurization is one of the most commonly used milk disinfection methods in the United States.

In commercial settings, the disinfection process may include an additional preheating step, making it more difficult for viruses to survive in the milk. However, this clinical trial did not incorporate a preheating step.

KTSF Nurse Christina, RN, MSN


Latest Articles

Header Photo Square English.jpg
bottom of page