General information about Water Borne Diseases
Drinking of water contaminated by human or animal feces, which contains pathogenic microorganisms, causes waterborne diseases.
In developing countries four-fifths of all the illness are caused by water-borne diseases, with diarrhea being the leading cause of childhood death.
Floodwaters can carry with it Raw sewage, Silt, Oil or Chemical wastes and cause diarrhea and dysentery.
Infectious diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and protozoa are the most common and wide spread health risk associated with drinking water.
Latest Publications and Research on Waterborne Diseases
- First report of Candidatus Mycoplasma haemohominis infection in Australia causing persistent fever in an animal carer. - Published by PubMed
- The structure of the Legionella response regulator LqsR reveals amino acids critical for phosphorylation and dimerization. - Published by PubMed
- Semi-field evaluation of the bio-efficacy of two different deltamethrin formulations against Aedes species in an outdoor residual spraying study. - Published by PubMed
- Impact of climate change on dysentery: Scientific evidences, uncertainty, modeling and projections. - Published by PubMed
- Potential microbial transmission pathways in rural communities using multiple alternative water sources in semi-arid Brazil. - Published by PubMed