May 30, 2020

Water World Cryptosporidium Giardia Outbreak in Federal Heights, CO; Lawsuits

A cryptosporidium and giardia outbreak have been associated with the Water World park in Federal Heights, Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Two people have been diagnosed with cryptosporidium infections, and one person has been diagnosed with a giardia infection. This Water World cryptosporidium giardia outbreak was reported on June 28, 2018.

Water World Cryptosporidium Giardia

People who are at risk for these infections visited Water World on Monday, June 11, Tuesday, June 12, or Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A power outage and repair of an improperly installed back flow prevention assembly likely allowed water from an irrigation pond to flow into the Water World drinking supply.

Untreated water may have contaminated swimming pools and water features, drinking fountains, and may have been used to make ice, drinks, and food at all of the concession stands at the park. Public health officials believe the problem has been solved.

If you visited Water World on the above dates and have been sick, call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700. Staff will ask you questions about your illness to see if you are part of this Water World cryptosporidium giardia outbreak.

Lawyer Fred Pritzker

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a cryptosporidium giardia infection, you can contact attorney Fred Pritzker for help by calling 1-888-377-8900.

The symptoms of giardia include watery, foul-smelling diarrhea that alternates with greasy, soft stools, fatigue, abdominal cramps and bloating, gas, nausea, and weight loss. This infection can last for up to six weeks and can recur.

The symptoms of cryptosporidium infection also include watery diarrhea, along with dehydration, lack of appetite, weight loss, fever, nausea, vomiting, and stomach cramps or pain.  Symptoms of both of these illnesses usually begin within a week or two after infection.

Both of these infections are caused by parasites. If you visited Water World on those dates and have been experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor.

 

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