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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 3

Total cost of illness during the 1993 cryptosporidiosis outbreaka,b

Illness severity Medical costs ($) Productivity losses ($) Total ($)
Mild (n=354,600)
790,760
40,212,000
41,002,000
Moderate (n=44,000)
2,710,800
18,176,000
20,887,000
Severe (n=4,400)
28,153,000
6,201,400
34,355,000
Total cost of illness (n=403,000) 31,655,000 64,589,000 96,244,000

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

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