The most commonly reported RWI is diarrhea caused by parasites, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia intestinalis.
Giardia intestinalis is also a common parasite found in drinking water.
Both Cryptosporidium and Giardia intestinalis are found in the fecal matter of an infected person or animal.
What diseases can you get from wastewater?
Some bacteria and diseases carried by sewage and wastewater are E. coli, shigellosis, typhoid fever, salmonella, and cholera. Fungi such as Aspergillus and other fungi often grow in compost. These can lead to allergic symptoms (such as runny nose) and sometimes can lead to lung infection or make asthma worse.
What are water related diseases?
Water-related diseases. • Waterborne diseases, i e cholera, typhoid, and dysentery, are caused by. faecal-oral transmission (drinking water, recreational water) containing infectious microorganisms, mainly from human or animal waste.
What are some 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).