Typhoid and Cholera are typical examples of
Typhoid and Cholera are typical examples of Waterborne diseases.
Waterborne diseases, such as cholera and typhoid, are the diseases that are transmitted through drinking water. The interruption of transmission is achieved by proper treatment of drinking water. Almost 4 million people die each year from water related diseases.
Cholera is a diseases caused by bacteria that produce a watery diarrhea that can rapidly lead to dehydration. The Cholera germ enters the body via the mouth, usually in contaminated water or food, and sets up an infection in the small intestine.
The Typhoid germ enters the body through the mouth, usually in contaminated food and water also. Drinking water taken from contaminated wells was a common source of infection. The patient suffered headache and nose-bleeding, general body aches, tiredness and fever.
Water vector diseases, such as malaria, are diseases that are transmitted by a vector, such as the mosquito, which needs water or moisture in order to breed. prevention of transmission is through a vector control.