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Water borned diseases prevention

Describe three waterborne diseases and suggest methods for their prevention.
Provide one example of a toxic chemical that may enter the public water supply? Describe some of the health effects that are attributed to toxic chemicals present in drinking water.
What health hazards are associated with uncontrolled and older waste sites in the United States? Describe the processes through which hazardous solid wastes can affect human beings.
Compare and contrast the current methods for treating sewage from those that were used in the Middle Ages? Historically speaking, what factors spurred the development of today's sanitary sewage systems?

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Describe three waterborne diseases and suggest methods for their prevention.

1. Cholera is one of the major water borne disease spread by the pathogen Vibrio cholera bacteria. Its major symptoms is watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. It is cause by drinking contaminated water in rivers and coastal waters. Its incubation period is two hours to 5 days.
Prevention- Do not drink contaminated water.
2. Giardiasis is cause by the pathogen Giardia lamblia parasite. Its symptoms include diarrhea, excess gas, stomach or abdominal cramps, and upset stomach or nausea. It is cause by swallowing recreational water contaminated with Giardia. Its incubation time is 1 to 2 weeks.
Prevention - Same as above. Do not drink contaminated water.
3. Salmonellosis is cause by ...

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Three common water borned diseases are Cholera, Giardiasis, and Salmonellea. The spread and prevention of these diseases are discussed.

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