Farm Linked With Diarrhea Outbreak
A farm near Litchfield that’s popular with school groups has been linked with multiple cases of diarrhea.
In a statement from the Minnesota Department of Health, an outbreak of diarrheal illness has been associated with visiting the Nelson Farm in Litchfield.
Over 10 cases of diarrheal illness from five different schools have been reported, including three cases of laboratory-confirmed cryptosporidium infection.
All cases reported visiting the Nelson Farm as part of school-sponsored trip starting on May 9.
However, numerous school groups have visited the farm through May 25, so there could be many more individuals who are currently ill or incubating illness, according to the Department of Health.
People are asked to report cases of diarrheal illness who have visited Nelson’s Farm to the Minnesota Department of Health at 1-877-676-5414.