Keep waterborne disease away

Purified water
Purified water

June brings along with enjoyable rains, some sort of waterborne disease like Cholera, Diarrhoea, Typhoid fever, Amoebiasis, etc. Water-borne diseases are caused by the pathogen-microorganism that transmitted in water. People can be affected while bathing, washing, drinking water, eating something which is contaminated by infected water.


According to WHO, 3.6 % of the total global disease is the waterborne disease in which 1.5 million deaths worldwide per year. In India from January to September-end last year, 1,412 deaths were attributed to diseases caused by contaminated water.

These diseases can be prevented by developing some good habits and taking some preventive measures as follows:

Purified drinking water
Purified drinking water
  • Drink filtered or boiled water.
  • Clean water/food containers thoroughly on daily basis.
  • Always store water/food in a covered container.
  • Maintain hygienic condition.
  • Consume fresh warm home-cooked foods.
  • Make a habit of washing hand with soap every time after using a washroom and before taking food.
  • Hand sanitizer can be used but it should not contaminate your food.
  • Avoid consuming food/juice from the roadside vendor.
  • Wash fruits and vegetable thoroughly with cleaned water before consuming.
  • Sanitize your toilet/washroom using detergent and strong disinfectant on daily basis.
  • Travelers should only drink bottled water.
  • People suffering from the water-borne disease should not mingle with people until fully recovered to avoid spreading.

Every year during the period from May to September waterborne diseases spread like anything and a lot of patients are admitted to Hospital. So by taking above measures, we can avoid the waterborne disease.






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I am an MSc in Chemistry and working in Quality Assurance department of a Pharmaceutical product manufacturing company since last eight years. With this, I am learning and working on different issues related to health awareness, positive mental attitude, and prevention of microbiology contamination, creating awareness on the hazardous chemical used in the FMCG product, packaged food product, cosmetics, etc. This site is created to promote awareness on the said issues to keep people healthy and happy.

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