USA – Farm animals quarantined following reported illnesses at petting zoo – Cryptosporidium

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Animals at a Middletown farm are being quarantined after three people got sick, Rhode Island health officials announced Monday.

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said one child and two adults came down with cryptosporidiosis after having contact with goats during “pet and cuddle” events at Simmons Farm on West Main Road on March 25 and 31.

“Cryptosporidiosis lives in the gut of infected humans or animals. It is spread through contact with the feces of an infected person or animal, typically when people touch their mouths with contaminated hands,” according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

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