Diseases in Indigenous communities caused by germs and parasites resulting from inadequate domestic and personal hygiene
- food poisoning.
- diarrhoea caused by Campylobacter.
- skin infections.
What diseases are caused by dirty environment?
Cholera, a bacterial illness, can be acquired when sources of drinking water have been contaminated. Malaria is caused by a parasite, and a virus causes Dengue Fever. Both malaria and Dengue fever are carried by mosquitoes, which lay their larvae in still water.
Can poor hygiene cause STD?
Poor HygienePoor sexual hygiene may also leave you at risk from STIs. Once contracted symptoms will go through phases of activity and dormancy, and can be exacerbated by poor hygiene. The condition is spread by skin to skin contact, so if left untreated the virus will be more easily spread to others.
Is poor hygiene a symptom of a communicable disease?
Podoconiosis is not a communicable disease – it is caused by contact with red clay soils, not an infectious agent. However, trachoma and scabies are communicable diseases found in conditions of poverty, overcrowding and poor access to clean water and sanitation.