...a cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Milwaukee USA, which caused 400,000 serious illnesses.
Austin, TX. (PRWEB) February 26, 2012
Access to clean drinking water is a major concern during a disaster according to the article “Homemade Water Filtration Is Necessary According To Data Published By The World Health Organization” that was published today in the Absolute Rights newsletter. The Absolute Rights newsletter today reveals statistics about contaminated water.
In 1993 there was a cryptosporidiosis outbreak in Milwaukee USA, the Absolute Rights newsletter reports, which caused 400,000 serious illnesses. The outbreak also caused 100 deaths, the newsletter adds, which were principally people with AIDS. The factors related to the outbreak are linked to where the water intake of the experimental coagulation system and the treatment works were located, warned the Absolute Rights newsletter today, which was ineffective, and resulted in turbidity limits to be exceeded for some of the filters.
These statistics, the Absolute Rights newsletter revealed today that came from the World Health Organization, among others are reported in the “Emerging issues in water and infectious disease” report by the World Health Organization. “Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and, therefore, a basic human right. Contaminated water jeopardizes both the physical and social health of all people. It is an affront to human dignity,” reports Kofi Annan, the United Nations Secretary-General
A major cause of mortality and morbidity throughout the world is infectious, water-related diseases warns today’s Absolute Rights newsletter. A large portion of water related disease is caused by pathogens like cholera and typhoid, along with new pathogens, reveals the newsletter, and new super strains of older established pathogens. The newsletter goes on to report, that these water related pathogens are causing challenges for both public health and water sectors. There have been 35 new disease agents discovered between 1972 and 1999, explains the Absolute Rights newsletter today, along with pathogens that are re-emerging after years of inactivity, which are expanding into areas that they have not been reported in before.
Public water supply systems that get water from a reservoir containing contaminants and toxins can be pumped right into homes, which can be controlled with a homemade water filtration or outdoor whole house water filter system.