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If a recent swimming experience has made you ill, or you have accidentally drunk water you believe to be contaminated, you may not be alone. Many people have become ill or died from a water born illness.
Cryptosporidium parvum (also known as "Crypto") is a microscopic parasite which lives in drinking and swimming water. Contamination by human or animal waste is the leading contributor of Crypto infections, andCryptosporidium paryum is often resistant to the chlorine used to protect swimming pools and water parks.
In the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publication, 2007 FoodNet data, the rate of Cryptosporidium parvuminfections rose 44% from 2004-2006 levels. The rise may be the result of better diagnostics, but all public swimming areas should be aware of the potential presence of this pathogen.
In addition to Crypto infections, water can transmit other harmful agents including:
Establishing a water born illness case requires expertise in the area of pathogenic research and causal circumstances. It is important to involve an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney to successfully litigate your claim.
If you have become ill and suspect that tainted water is the cause, contact an Orlando water born illness lawyerat McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. to discuss the merits of your case and fight for your legal rights.