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7.05.2015 | Water borne diseases

Water Borne Diseases – Causes & Prevention

Important Health Tips while Travelling

Virus are tiny micro-organisms that usually need another ‘life’ (i.e. human or plant or animal or bacteria) in order to survive. Some virus don’t cause any disease in humans while there are some extremely dangerous virus that can show adverse effects on the human body.

Some of the harmful virus that cause human diseases are spread through the water that we drink. Let’s take a closer look at some of them:

Hepatitis A: This liver infection is caused by the Hepatitis A virus. The patient experiences abdominal pain (below the lower ribs on the right side), joint pain, jaundice and his/her urine will be darker.

How does it spread? A person can get Hepatitis A in multiple ways; for e.g., drinking contaminated water or eating certain raw seafood that were contaminated by faecal matter from an infected person, having sex with or being in close proximity to someone who has an infection.

How can you prevent it? Practicing good hygiene, drinking purified water and getting the appropriate vaccination (if recommended by your physician)

Hepatitis E: This is also a liver infection caused by a virus in the same family as Hepatitis A viz. the Hepatitis E virus. The symptoms are similar to other Hepatitis infections.

How does it spread? Hepatitis E virus also spreads majorly through contaminated water.

How can you prevent it? Practicing good hygiene and drinking purified water are good ways to prevent this infection. If the virus is present in water, it can be killed by boiling or chlorination.

Rotavirus infection: Rotavirus is one of the common causes of diarrhoea in young children. The patient will often have fever and vomiting along with the diarrhoea. Dehydration is a very common complication in children.

How does it spread? Rotavirus is one of the common causes of diarrhoea in young children. The patient will often have fever and vomiting along with the diarrhoea. Dehydration is a very common complication in children.

How can you prevent it: Good hand washing habit and sanitation measures, along with vaccination, help to prevent this infection.


In addition to the above listed preventions, it is always advised to drink water that’s purified and from a known source. Pureit offers a range of RO and UV water purifiers that purify the water you drink using a GermKill Kit™ that eliminates harmful bacteria and dirt from water giving you safe, purified water all the time.

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