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Pathways to Diarrhea

Pathways to Diarrhea - a chart showing images of different sources for infection. Water sources are contaminated with feces, then armers irrigate their crops or people use contaminated water for drinking and food preparation, resulting in families eating and drinking contaminated food and water. Caregivers can also change a sick baby's diaper and contaminate their hands. They touch other people or then prepare food. This too results in families eating and drinking contaminated food and water.

Pathways to Diarrhea

Scenario 1

  1. Sick people without proper sanitation facilities defecate in or near a water source. Water source is contaminated with feces.
  2. Farmers use contaminated water to irrigate their crops.
  3. Crops irrigated with contaminated water are used to prepare meals.
  4. Families eat and drink contaminated food and water.

Scenario 2

  1. Animals defecate in or near a water source. Water source is contaminated with feces.
  2. Farmers use contaminated water to irrigate their crops.
  3. Crops irrigated with contaminated water are used to prepare meals.
  4. Families eat and drink contaminated food and water.

Scenario 3

  1. Sick people without proper sanitation facilities defecate in or near a water source. Water source is contaminated with feces.
  2. People use contaminated water for drinking and food preparation.
  3. Families eat and drink contaminated food and water.

Scenario 4

  1. Animals defecate in or near a water source. Water source is contaminated with feces.
  2. People use contaminated water for drinking and food preparation.
  3. Families eat and drink contaminated food and water.

Scenario 5

  1. Caregivers change a sick baby's diaper and contaminate their hands OR they touch objects and other people, contaminating surfaces they touch.
  2. Caregivers prepare foods with unwashed hands, contaminating the food.
  3. Families eat and drink contaminated food and water.
 
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