Various Types Of Water-Borne Diseases

Various Types Of Water-Borne Diseases

Waterborne diseases are caused by the pathogenic microorganisms that are most commonly transmitted in contaminated fresh water. The infections usually results during bathing, drinking, washing, in the preparation of food, or the consumption of food that is infected.

Various forms of waterborne diarrheal disease probably are the most prominent examples and affect mainly children in developing countries. According to the World Health Organisation, such diseases account for an estimated 3.6% of the total global burden of disease and cause about 1.5 million human deaths annually. The World Health Organisation estimates that 58% of that burden, or 842,000 deaths per year, is attributed to unsafe water supply, sanitation and hygiene. Water is essential for life, but unfortunately few people in developing countries have access to clean water. Some of the most common water-related diseases are as follows:

The water related diseases could be avoided at the onset with the use of water filtration techniques to sift out all the nasty contaminants up to the smallest micron. Other ways include boiling, water stills and the use of water treatment tablets.

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