Friday, March 23, 2018
Milwaukee's cryptosporidium outbreak - 25 years ago
1993 saw a massive outbreak of a tiny parasite, Cryptosporidium, that sickened 400,000 Milwaukeeans. For those living in Milwaukee at the time, it probably doesn't seem like 25 years have gone by.
Milwaukee Public Library is remembering this pivotal event with a program on Saturday, April 7 from 2-3 pm at Central Library (800 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee). Former health commissioner Paul Nannis will be on hand to talk about it.
Vicki Budzisz who worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee at the time, told me they did lots and lots of literature searches about this at the time. I can just imagine!