Household Drinking Water Systems and Their Impact on People with Weakened Immunity

  • Source:
  • Laurent P. 2005. Geneva. World Health Organization.

  • Summary:
  • Poor water quality, sanitation and hygiene account for some 1.7 million deaths a year worldwide, mainly through infectious diarrhoea. Infections that do not occur in healthy persons due to the low pathogenicity or concentration of the microorganisms are more likely to occur in immunocompromised patients. The main objective of the water supply sector has always been to improve people's health by providing access to safe water supply and sanitation, so the growing number of immunosuppressed people, mainly in developing countries, makes it necessary to develop new concepts to protect these patients from infectious agents in drinking water.

  • Keywords:
  • Accessing Water Diarrheal Diseases Evidence Base Handwashing (Hand Washing) Household Water Treatment & Storage Sanitation/Feces Disposal
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