Most Common Water Borne Diseases You Must Know

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Water a life-giving liquid can also be sometimes life-taking poisonous fluid. Around 3.1% of the world’s deaths are due to unhygienic and poor quality of water. The WHO, the World Health Organization estimates 80% of diseases worldwide are waterborne. 

Before moving ahead, you should know the Waterborne Disease actually are so that you can know about it and then, we will discuss some precautions to stay prevented from this. 

One more thing, you must have RO purifier to prevent this disease and for a reliable purifier, visit RO Water Purifier repair and service.

What Are Waterborne Diseases?


Poor water quality becomes predictable when water gets polluted with industrial waste, garbage, animal waste, human waste, chemical effluents, and untreated sewage. Drinking or cooking with such polluted water leads to waterborne diseases and infections like as amoebiasis, toxoplasmosis, and giardiasis.

Contaminated water could load viruses like Hepatitis A and E, bacteria such as E.coli. E.coli can be passed from hand to hand like vendors of street food or food deal by someone carrying E.coli bacteria. It can lead to food poisoning. 

The result: dangerous diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever. Other waterborne diseases contain diarrhea, polio, meningitis, and dysentery. Unclean and impure water for washing can cause skin and infectious eye diseases like Trachoma. Trachoma can lead to visual impairment or blindness.

Some common types of Water Borne Diseases

Typhoid Fever

However, rare in industrialized countries, typhoid fever is popular in extremely poor parts of developing nations. It is estimated up to 20 million people worldwide suffer from the illness every year. It is spread through contaminated food, poor sanitation, unsafe water, and it is highly spreadable.


Cholera is most commonly found in humanitarian emergencies or the marginalized villages where poor and poverty sanitation is widespread. The disease is transmitted through the contaminated water and therefore causes severe diarrhea and dehydration. Cholera can be fatal within days or sometimes every hour of exposure to the bacteria, but only 1 in 10 people will develop life-threatening symptoms.


This waterborne disease is actually transmitted through contaminated water, most often in streams and ponds, but it also can be found in the water supply of a town, swimming pools, and many more. The caused infections of parasite and typically clears up just after a few weeks. Yet, there is a chance for those who have been exposed and will face intestinal problems for years to come.


An intestinal infection, dysentery is a waterborne disease that is characterized by severe diarrhea and blood or mucus in the stool. Dysentery is a great reason to wash your hands frequently, as the disease is transmitted mainly through poor hygiene. 

It also can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites in unsafe food and water and by those people who come in contact with fecal matter. If someone is experiencing dysentery cannot replace fluids immediately enough, their life could be at risk.


Most cases of salmonella come from the ingesting water or food that is contaminated with feces. Undercooked meat, egg products, vegetables, and fruits can also cause the disease. Most of the people don’t develop complications, but pregnant women, children, older adults, and people with the weekend immune systems are more at risk.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver infection that is caused by consuming contaminated water or food or by coming in close contact with someone who has the infection. People who travel in developing countries often or work in rural communities with poor sanitation and hygiene management are most at risk of this disease.

Let’s talk about the precautions to stay prevented from waterborne diseases:

  • ·   Make sure the water is visibly clean and free from silt and sand. Filter the water to overcome of visible dirt
  • ·      Add antiseptic liquid, like Dettol in dubious-looking bathing water
  • ·     Make sure that the stored water is germ-free and for that, go to RO Repair Shop for complete assistance
  • ·      Drink only safe and clean water- either portable water or water that is filtered through the Water purifiers
  • ·     Teach hand hygiene to children and they should make it a habit to always wash their hands when returning to their home after playing games or before eating
  • ·     Make sure that the food is washed and also thoroughly cooked
  • ·     Take vaccinations for immunization against preventable diseases such as Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio or etc.
  • ·  Use disposable plates and glass whenever possible when eating outside food, particularly street food
  • ·    Avoid eating stale cooked food, unrefrigerated food kept exposed outside for long hours
  • ·     Get water purifying devices such as RO unit, regularly maintained and serviced at RO Water Purifier repair service center

The report said which poor water quality and the lack of adequate disposal of the animal, human, and household wastes are contributing to waterborne diseases. According to the report, just 30% of wastewater from the cities of India is treated before disposal. 

The rest flows into lakes, groundwater, and rivers. Therefore, it is highly suggested to have RO Water Purifier and if you have the purifier then, you should take it to RO appliance repair to make sure that your RO is working properly for purifying the water.

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