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Am I suffering from cryptosporidium?

Posted on February 24, 2015 3:38 pm under Premises Liability

Cryptosporidium is a type of recreational water illness (RWI) caused by swallowing swimming pool water contaminated with cryptosporidia, a type of protozoa that settles in your small intestine where it develops and multiplies. Healthy people suffering from cryptosporidium may have their symptoms go away after a couple of weeks. However, for those with a compromised immune system, its complications could be severe.

Here are the most common symptoms of cryptosporidium:

  • Bouts of watery diarrhea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Fever
  • In severe cases, dehydration

Unfortunately, cryptosporidium outbreaks could have been prevented if swimming pool owners had exercised their legal duty to maintain a premises free from any health hazard. To learn if your situation qualifies you to file a claim against a negligent property owner, speak with our team of experienced and assertive Madison-based premises liability attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.