Asked by: Marylou Ringseisasked in category: General Last Updated: 24th January, 2020
How do infectious agents get into water?
Simply so, what are the effects of infectious agents in water?
Infectious diseases, like cholera, typhoid fever  and other diseases gastroenteritis, diarrhea, vomiting, skin and kidney problem are spreading through polluted water . Human health is affected by the direct damage of plants and animal nutrition.
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- Hepatitis A.
Just so, how can pathogens be spread by water?
Waterborne diseases are conditions caused by pathogenic micro-organisms that are transmitted in water. Disease can be spread while bathing, washing, drinking water, or by eating food exposed to contaminated water.
What are the causes of water borne diseases?
Waterborne illnesses have two main causes:
- Pollution e.g. dangerous levels of chemicals, nitrates or heavy metals in the water supply due to industrial pollution or the over-use of agricultural chemicals.
- Dirt & Contamination - Bacteria, viruses and parasitic organisms invisibly contaminate the water and cause disease.