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The information contained on these pages is intended as a general overview. You should always consult your physician with any specific health-related questions you may have.

Diseases and their pathogens

Waterborne diseases

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Cholera

Vibrio cholerae bacteria

gastro-intestinal

often waterborne

Botulism

Clostridium botulinum bacteria

gastro-intestinal

food/water borne; can grow in food

Typhoid

Salmonella typhi bacteria

gastro-intestinal

water/food borne

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A virus

gastro-intestinal

water/food borne

Dysentery

Shigella dysenteriae bacteria or Entamoeba histolytica amoeba

gastro-intestinal

food/water

Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidium parvum protozoa

gastro-intestinal

waterborne; resists chlorine

Polio

polioviruses
gastro-intestinal
exposure to untreated sewage; may also be waterborne

Giardia

Giardia lamblia protozoa
gastro-intestinal waterborne

Escherichia e-coli O157:H7  
Hepatitis B (prevalent in Southern Africa)
Explains the prevention, causes, symptoms, modes of transmission, and treatment of hepatitis B.
This web-site below is dedicated to Hepatitis B
digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hepb_ez/ - 25k

More information 19 pages plus reference page links
down load to desk top in word .doc

 

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