what are water borne diseases? give examples

Water borne diseases are the diseases caused by pathogenic micro organisms present in the water. These are the infections which are caused to humans either due to the contact or due to the consumption of the water contaminated by pathogenic micro organisms, human or animal faeces. These diseases can be caused in various ways:

1) While taking a bath from the contaminated water

2) Drinking contaminated water

3) Washing

4) Consumption of food if it was made using the infected water

Some of the common water borne diseases are cholera, polio, typhoid, hepatitis.

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Waterborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that most commonly are transmitted in contaminated fresh water. Infection commonly results during bathing, washing, drinking, in the preparation of food, or the consumption of food thus infected.

Examples:

  • Anaemia
  • Arsenicosis
  • Ascariasis
  • Botulism
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Cholera
  • Cryptosporiodiosis
  • Cyanobacterial toxins
  • Dengue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dracunculiasis
  • Fluorosis
  • Giardiasis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hookworm infection
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Lead poisoning
  • Legionellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Malaria
  • Malnutrition
  • Methaemoglobinemia
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Polio
  • Ring Worm or Tinea
  • Scabies
  • Schistomiasis
  • Trachoma
  • Trichuriasis
  • Typhoid
 

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Waterborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that most commonly are transmitted in contaminated fresh water. Infection commonly results during bathing, washing, drinking, in the preparation of food, or the consumption of food thus infected.

eg . cholera, botulism,E.coli infection

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well its easy,,and gud question also,,

water borne diseases means those disease that are caused due to water with the water or beacause of water,,

examples are cholera,hydroea,

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ater borne diseases are those diseases...which are spread or caused by water ..... insects like mosquito n alll which breed in dirty water...to cause us diseases... n also if we drink the contaminated water.. we r prone to get many types of diseases... those diseases are WATER BORNE diseases.....

hope it helps uh..

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Water borne diseases are the diseases which are spread through contaminated water like using it for bathing, cooking, drinking etc. It is so because pathogens for various diseases are present in water which get transmitted with the water.

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