What diseases can be caused by dirty water?
Contaminated drinking-water is estimated to cause more than 500 000 diarrhoeal deaths each year. Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
Can you get sick from dirty water?
According to the state Department of Health, water-borne pathogens that may be in contaminated water in our area include giardia, cryptosporidium, shigella, e. coli and viruses. Symptoms of gastrointestinal illness from contaminated water can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.
What bacteria is in dirty water?
Dirty water diseasesBacteria in dirty water include: Salmonella typhi bacteria causes typhoid. Monica is well familiar with the symptoms of this serious disease: fever, abdominal pain, constipation, and headaches.
What disease can you get from stagnant water?
Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a lung infection you can catch by inhaling droplets of water from things like air conditioning or hot tubs.