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Volume 9, Number 4—April 2003

Research

Costs of Illness in the 1993 Waterborne Cryptosporidium Outbreak, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Phaedra S. Corso*Comments to Author , Michael H. Kramer*, Kathleen A. Blair†, David G. Addiss*, Jeffrey P. Davis‡, and Anne C. Haddix§
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †City of Milwaukee Health Department, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; ‡Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA; §Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Average cost per person with mild, moderate, and severe illnessa,b

Illness severity Medical costs ($) Productivity losses ($) Total ($)
Mild
2
113
116
Moderate
62
413
475
Severe
6,399
1,409
7,808
Average cost of illness 79 160 239

aCosts in 1993 United States dollars.
bCosts may not add up due to rounding

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