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'Crypto' outbreak linked to petting zoo

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Two people contracted cryptosporidiosis and more than a dozen others got sick after attending a local petting zoo March 31, state health officials said.

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The Minnesota Department of Health issued an alert to health care providers Wednesday afternoon after laboratory tests confirmed two people picked up the parasite, which causes severe watery diarrhea.

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Anne Jacobson
Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 
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