waterborne disease

waterborne disease

Any disease transmitted by consuming or bathing in water. Common disease-causing agents that contaminate water include Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora, some hepatitis viruses, Escherichia coli 0157:H7, and metallic toxins.

Information on waterborne contamination can be obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline: www.epa.gov/watrhome, 1-800-426-4791

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3] The current study was undertaken to study the prevalence of waterborne disease in relation with water treatment and sanitation in rural and urban population.
Waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States are associated with a wide variety of water exposures and are reported annually to CDC on a voluntary basis by state and territorial health departments through the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS).
Studies have shown a direct relationship between poor water quality and waterborne diseases8,16 and that by improving water quality waterborne disease incidence can be greatly reduced.
This is the first time the annual number of deaths due to potentially waterborne disease has been calculated, and [the findings] highlight the emerging trend in biofilm-related illness," she wrote.
In recent decades, public health practitioners have seen a dramatic increase in waterborne disease outbreaks associated with public disinfected aquatic facilities," the code stated.
The floods now devastating Pakistan are without precedent, and it is ironic, given the history of the area, that it is waterborne disease and the lack of clean drinking water which are likely to kill thousands more than the initial flooding.
A FIRST case of the deadly waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect there to be more, the UN said last night.
A CASE of the deadly, waterborne disease cholera has been confirmed in Pakistan's flood-ravaged northwest, and aid workers expect it is not isolated, the UN said today.
A low-cost water purification technique published in Current Protocols in Microbiology could help drastically reduce the incidence of waterborne disease in the developing world.
Many aid agencies expressed fears that there will be outbreaks of waterborne disease such as cholera in the wake of catastrophic damage to the densely populated capital, Port-au-Prince.
The rapid spread of the waterborne disease has been blamed on the collapse of Zimbabwe's health and sanitation infrastructure.
The death toll from the waterborne disease has risen sharply with the latest UN death toll at 775 with more than 16,000 cases reported.