Water borne diseases, need caution

by Medindia Content Team on  November 25, 2004 at 12:10 PM General Health News
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Water borne diseases, need caution
During the rainy season as as water stagnation and floods occur through out the country,Water Borne diseases are more prevalent.Experts attending the workshop on 'water microbiology' stressed the need to regularly test water sources and confirm their purity, as water supplies were contaminated with sewage as well as human and animal excreta.

The workshop was inaugurated by Dr C V Raghuveer, dean of Kasturba Medical College here on Saturday. He said due to increased industrial activity, the water sources were contaminated and that lead in water is a major source of concern as it affected a child's mental ability. Dr D P Saraswat, chief operating officer, KMC Hospitals, said children and elderly were more prone to water borne diseases.

Courtesy : Times of India




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