What is the most common water borne disease?
DiarrhoeaIn India, diarrhoea is the most common waterborne disease.
What are examples of water borne diseases?
Some waterborne pathogenic microorganisms spread by water can cause severe, life-threatening diseases. Examples are typhoid fever, cholera and Hepatitis A or E. Other microorganisms induce less dangerous diseases. Often, diarrhoea is the main symptom (figure 1).
Why are water borne diseases still rampant in India?
Open defecation is common and the untreated sewage and effluents that are released into the water and soil are laden with various disease-producing bacteria. Poor access to safe water sources and toilets and poor WASH practices lead to high instances of waterborne diseases in the country.
How do waterborne diseases affect humans?
Waterborne diseases. These diseases can be spread while bathing, washing, drinking water, or by eating food exposed to contaminated water. While diarrhea and vomiting are the most commonly reported symptoms of waterborne illness, other symptoms can include skin, ear, respiratory, or eye problems.