Waterborne Diseases

By: William and David

Cholera (Bacteria)


Cholera is a bacterial disease that passes along through water and food. Only 1 case of cholera has been filed in the year 2015. It remains to be a bacterial disease that is critical but can be cured in a matter of days or weeks if treated by a medical doctor. Though the bacteria can be spread through two of our main sources of input in our body it is extremely rare to actually get it

Giardia (protist)

A microscopic parasite that causes the diarrheal illness known as giardias. It's spread sources constrict of food,soil,and water that have been contaminated with feces (poop) from infected human or animals. It's shell allows it to withstand environments outside the body and the ability to tolerate chlorine disinfection.

Several medications can be used to treat Giardia . Effective treatments include metronidazole,tinidazole, and nitazoxanide . Some alternatives to these medications include paromomycin, quinacrine, and furazolidone .

Different factors may shape how effective a drug will affect the parasite including medical history, nutritional status, and condition of the immune system . Therefore, it is important to discuss treatment options with a healthcare provider.

Escherichia coli (E.coli)

A bacterial disease that spreads and are found throughout water,food,and intestines of humans and animals. These are diverse groups of bacteria that while most are harmless some can get you sick. Some E.coli can cause diarrhea and some can cause unitary tract infections

guinea worm

A Gunia Worm disease is caused by a parisite by the name of Dracunculus medinisis. It is most commonlly found in the poor regions of the world such as Africa where there is no safe drinking water.There is no known drug treatment or vaccine to cure or to prevent this disease.