Health officials report cases of crypto intestinal illness linked to N.J. farm

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The Cape May County Health Department on Friday reported four confirmed cases of cryptosporidium and 11 probable cases of the intestinal illness in the county. Cryptosporidium, also known as crypto, is caused by a parasite and can be spread in various ways, including drinking water, eating contaminated food or when a person touches their mouth with contaminated hands, according to a statement from Cape May County officials. The illness is different from a stomach flu, which is a viral infection. The first case was reported to the Atlantic County Health Department on March 23, officials said on…

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