Asked by: Kishore Pokhmel'Nyh
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020

What are three examples of pathogens that can be passed on to humans through contaminated water?

Bacteria
Disease and Transmission Microbial Agent
Botulism Clostridium botulinum
Campylobacteriosis Most commonly caused by Campylobacter jejuni
Cholera Spread by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae
E. coli Infection Certain strains of Escherichia coli (commonly E. coli)

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Regarding this, what types of bacteria are found in tap water?

Of the many infectious microorganisms found in the environment, bacteria (such as Shigella, Escherichia coli, Vibrio, and Salmonella), viruses (such as Norwalk virus and rotaviruses), and protozoans (such as Entamoeba, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium) may be found in water.

Beside above, what are pathogens How do they pollute water and what effect do they have on humans? Pathogens in freshwater A pathogen is an organism that produces a disease. It is an organic pollution (biological hazard) and occurs from fecal contaminations. Fecal contaminations of water can introduce a variety of pathogens into waterways, including bacteria, viruses, protozoa and parasitic worms.

Besides, what kind of diseases can you get from contaminated water?

Top 10 Causes – Outbreaks in Public Water Systems*

  • Giardia.
  • Legionella.
  • Norovirus.
  • Shigella.
  • Campylobacter.
  • Copper.
  • Salmonella.
  • Hepatitis A.

How do pathogens spread in water?

Contamination of water by pathogens is another insidious route of disease spread. Water remains crystal clear until there are millions of bacteria present in each milliliter. Pathogens can be transmitted to humans through contact with animals, birds, and other living creatures that naturally harbor the microorganism.

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