Officials: 2 confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis reported in Waukesha County
WAUKESHA COUNTY — Two people with confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis recently swam at the Princeton Club. That’s according to a routine public health investigation. Officials say the original source of the cryptosporidiosis is unknown.
Upon the report of cryptosporidiosis, Waukesha County officials immediately initiated a thorough investigation and is working closely with those at the facility to ensure public health standards are being met.
Officials say Princeton Club officials have been cooperative, have followed all Waukesha County environmental health requirements and have taken steps that go above and beyond the standards to ensure appropriate prevention steps are taken.
It is not uncommon to receive reports of cryptosporidiosis each year — and the number of Waukesha County cases reported this year is consistent with previous years.
Cryptosporidiosis is a diarrheal illness. If you are experiencing symptoms, you’re encouraged to consult your physician and stay home until well. One way this illness is spread is through water, including pools. Therefore people with diarrhea should not swim.
For more information on cryptosporidiosis and how it is spread, visit:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Facts About Crypto and Swimming Pools
- Wisconsin Division of Public Health: Cryptosporidiosis Fact Sheet