water-borne diarrhea outbreak

water-borne diarrhea outbreak

Public health Diarrhea due to contaminated water; drinking water systems linked to WBDOs have one+ of following: untreated surface or ground water; treatment deficiency–eg, temporary interruption of disinfection, chronically inadequate disinfection, and inadequate/no filtration; distribution system deficiency–eg, cross-connection, contamination of water mains during construction/repair, and contamination of a storage facility; unknown or miscellaneous deficiency–eg, contaminated bottled water
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