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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.

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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