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Water contamination update

The Department of Health says 72 people were sickened from the Zumbrota campground.

Posted: Fri Aug 10 23:46:18 PDT 2018
Updated: Fri Aug 10 23:46:18 PDT 2018

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shades of sherwood-bpclip-2 at least 72 people are showing signs of being sickened by waterborne illness at the shades of sherwood campground, according to the minnesota department of health. but the owner of the campground...an d those who are long term campers say the department of health hasn't even come out to test the water... kimt news 3's brooke mckivergan went to the campground today to get the story. in the studio she's live in rochester now, brooke what is going on? shades of sherwood-lintro-2 well katie the owner of the shades of sherwood tells me that these are not actual confirmed cases. he says the 72 people are just people who called saying they were suffering from symptoms of cryptosporidiu m or e. coli...which happen to be the same symptoms of many common sicknesses, like the flu or food poisoning. shades of sherwood-pkg-1 lowerthird2line:shades of sherwood water contamination zumbrota, mn "it worries us because we like this place so well and we've been here so long." linda baier and her husband have been living at the shades of sherwood for 28 years. "i personally don't know of anybody that has gotten sick yet." she says if anyone would get sick...it would be her or her great grandson who spends most of his summer here. shades of sherwood-pkg-2 "because we're down in all 3 parts of the water and we've never gotten sick." shades of sherwood-pkg-4 "the number that they're putting out there of 72 people have not been confirmed cases. these are just people that they've talked to on the phone that have said they've been sick and also stayed at shades of sherwood-pkg-6 shades of sherwood campground." owner mike thorson says he feels targeted "it feels like the health department is doing as much damage as possible because they sit on these press releases and wait to issue them until right be fore the weekend every time when we're the busiest and when it does the most damage and chaos to our business." shades of sherwood-pkg-7 and it is in fact hurting his business "since these releases that they keep putting out, we've seen our numbers cut in half for every one of these weekends moving forward." linda says she hopes its all sorted out soon because to her this is more than a campground, it's a home. "this is a lovely place its a fantastic place. i don't know what we'd do if something happened...we have no where else to go!" shades of sherwood-ltag-2 mike tells me he has followed several of the recommendation s by the department of health. shades of sherwood-ltag-3 they have hyper chlorinated the pool to kill any existing cryptosporidiu m, posted safe swimming signs that require swimmers to sign a paper saying they have not been sick before swimming, and closed the man made pond for the time being. live in the rochester studio brooke mckivergan kimt news 3 thank you brooke. and the department of health says symptoms of cryptosporidiu m include diarrhea or vomiting for at least 3 days. symptoms can take weeks to appear. / by this time next week
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