water-borne infection

water-borne infection

Diseases spread by bacterial and other organismal contamination of water. Those spread by drinking water include TYPHOID FEVER and other SALMONELLA infections, CHOLERA, HEPATITIS A, AMOEBIC DYSENTERY and worm parasite infestations. Those acquired by contact with water include LEPTOSPIROSIS, SCHISTOSOMIASIS and GUINEA WORM infection.
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The XDR typhoid fever is a serious water-borne infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi that spreads through contaminated food and water.
The Minister, presiding over a meeting regarding Naegleria at his office here on Wednesday, urged the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) to ensure the availability of the required quantity of chlorine in water supplied to the city to control the incidents of this water-borne infection.
As with many of the patients with enteropathogens, those detected with cryptosporidiosis (the most common water-borne infection in the nation) often demonstrate concurrent evidence of celiac disease with abnormally elevated (positive) levels of salivary antigliadin secretory IgA.
"It is a water-borne infection and we are thoroughly inquiring about its arrival and spread here."
AN OLYMPIC rowing champion who twice partnered Sir Steve Redgrave to a gold medal died after contracting a rare water-borne infection linked to rats, an inquest heard recently.
Some of it, you feel,is maybe a dash too candid for its own good - health and safety warnings, for example, about all manner of hazards from drowning to Leptospirosis - an acutely unpleasant sounding water-borne infection transmitted by animals which,if left untreated,can lead to the infinitely more nasty and potentially fatal Weils disease.
Between one and 2 per cent of the UK population rely on private water supplies, he said, and they would be most at risk of a resurgence of water-borne infection such as cryptosporidium.
As many as 42 people have been diagnosed with cryptosporidium, a water-borne infection which causes severe sickness, diarrhoea and dehydration.
The scientists believe that with further development, the paper filter produced from Pithophora algae, could be an affordable and efficient remedy to prevent numerous potentially deadly water-borne infections.
Otherwise, water scarcity can adversely affect a nation's health with water-borne infections.
Vivantes service gmbh hereby declares the need for water filters for faucets and showerheads to protect against water-borne infections together with quick couplings and change service by means of a framework agreement with a company (framework contract partner).
With the monsoon, we see a jump in the number of cases of food- and water-borne infections. Amongst all, diarrhoea is the most common.