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Water Borne Diseases Prevention

Water Borne Diseases Prevention

Submitted by • July 20, 2016

  » Consuming water that contains pathogenic microorganisms causes water borne diseases.
  » The microorganisms present in human or animal waste enter into the human body and cause waterborne diseases.
  » Water borne diseases are extremely harmful and lead to severe illness and may even be fatal.
  » The most common way by which the spreading of microorganisms takes place is through drinking contaminated water. However, apart from that, water borne diseases can be spread through other means such as via clothes, hands, foods, materials used for cooking, eating, and drinking. Pathological microorganisms can enter the body through an open wound, eyes, and nose as well.
  » Typhoid fever, dysentery, diarrhea, cholera, hepatitis, worms, and polio are some of the widespread water borne diseases.

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