Cryptospordiosis Outbreak

Cryptospordiosis Outbreak

In 1993 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Cryptosporidiosis outbreak occurred after a water treatment plant was contaminated. The cause of the contamination was never discovered. During the outbreak, 104 people died and an estimated 403,000 people out of a population of 880,000 served by the treatment plant became ill with stomach cramps, fever, diarrhea and dehydration. Incidents like this one motivate WSSC to invest in the development of new technologies.