Cryptosporidium occurs when the intestines have been infected with a pathogen called cryptosporidia. This disease causes symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach pain, fever, nausea, and sometimes, dehydration and weight loss. Although healthy people with this disease can recover from this illness after about two weeks without any treatment, individuals with compromised health may suffer from its possible complications.
If you suspect that you are suffering from cryptosporidium, consult with your doctor for a cryptosporidium diagnosis. Your doctor might obtain a sample of your stool and perform an acid-staining test to check for the presence of cryptosporidia. Other tests might be conducted to rule out the possibility of other infections and to determine the severity of the disease.
Unfortunately, several cases of cryptosporidia have resulted from exposure to contaminated swimming pools and baths. To seek compensation from the negligent property owner involved, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.