MN: Campground owner disputes health department’s press release

ZUMBROTA, Minn. — Shades of Sherwood owner Mike Thoreson defended his business on Friday after The Minnesota Department of Health sent out a press release stating they were investigating an “outbreak” of cryptosporidiosis at the campground.

The MDH urged anyone who visited the campground in July to call the MDH Waterborne Diseases Unit at (651) 201-5794. The release comes after three people who stayed at the campground were diagnosed with the illness, which is a diarrheal disease caused by a microscopic parasite called cryptosporidium. One person required hospitalization.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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  • Dale says:

    Q. How does this spread?
    A. An infected person or animal sheds Crypto parasites in the stool. … You can become infected after accidentally swallowing the parasite. Cryptosporidium may be found in soil, food, water, or surfaces that have been contaminated with the feces from infected humans or animals. Crypto is not spread by contact with blood.

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