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Water-related Diseases, Contaminants, and Injuries By Symptom, Illness, or Body Location

A single asterisk (*) denotes Sanitation & Hygiene-Related Diseases. A double asterisk (**) indicates Vector or Insect-borne Diseases Associated with Water. For more information, please visit Healthy Water's Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene-Related Diseases.

Diarrhea and Acute Gastrointestinal Illness (AGI)

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant primarily causing Acute Gastrointestinal Illness (AGI) when spread via water)


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Ear

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Affecting the Ear)


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Eye

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Affecting the Eye)


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Nervous System

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Affecting the Nervous System)


  • Dengue Fever ** (CDC, WHO)
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis ** (CDC)
  • Japanese Encephalitis ** (CDC, WHO)
  • La Crosse Encephalitis ** (CDC)
  • Malaria ** (CDC, WHO)
  • Meningitis, Viral (CDC)
  • Methaemoglobinaemia (WHO)
  • Naegleria fowleri (CDC)
  • Naegleria Infection (CDC)
  • Rift Valley Fever ** (CDC, WHO)
  • St. Louis Encephalitis ** (CDC)
  • West Nile Virus ** (CDC)
  • Western Equine Encephalitis ** (CDC)
  • Yellow Fever ** (CDC, WHO)

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Skin

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Affecting the Skin)


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Wound Infections

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Causing Wound Infections)


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Hepatitis

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Causing Hepatitis)


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Leptospirosis

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Causing Leptospirosis)


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Respiratory Illness

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant primarily causing Respiratory Illness)


  • Adenoviruses (CDC, CDC-general)
  • Algal Blooms, Harmful (HABs) (CDC)
  • Burkholderia cepacia complex (CDC)
  • Coxsackievirus (A16, B) (Enterovirus) (CDC)
  • Echovirus (Type 9, 13, 30) (Enterovirus) (CDC)
  • Enterovirus (CDC, CDC-Water)
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) (CDC)
  • Legionnaires’ Disease (CDC)
  • Legionella (CDC)
  • Legionellosis (CDC)
  • Marine Toxins (CDC, CDC-general)
  • Mycobacterium avium complex (CDC)
  • Pontiac Fever (CDC)
  • Toxins, Marine (CDC, CDC-general)

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Toxoplasmosis

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Causing Toxoplasmosis)


  • Toxoplasma gondii (CDC)
  • Toxoplasmosis (CDC)

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Nutritional Status

(Illness/Infection or Contaminant Primarily Affecting Nutritional Status)


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Other

(Other Type of Illness/Infection or Contaminant)


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* denotes Sanitation & Hygiene-Related Diseases.
** indicates Vector or Insect-borne Diseases Associated with Water.
For more information, please visit Healthy Water's Global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene-Related Diseases.


 

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