Frequent Questions

What should I do if I have a severely compromised immune system?

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. People with severely compromised immune systems, such as people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, people who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other diseases that weaken the immune system are, particularly at risk from infections. In people with compromised immune systems, Cryptosporidium infection is more likely to cause severe symptoms and complications, including prolonged diarrhea, dehydration, and possibly death. Such individuals should consult with their health care provider about what measures would be most appropriate and effective for reducing their overall risk of Cryptosporidium and other types of infection associated with drinking water. EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines found by clicking here.

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