Waterborne Infections

Waterborne Diseases and Water Safety

Infectious diseases can be found everywhere, and NCEZID is engaged in preventing, tracking, detecting, and responding to outbreaks of infectious disease throughout the United States and the world. The links below reference stories and updates about our work from 2011 to the present to protect people from the threat of waterborne infections like Cryptosporidium (or Crypto) and Naegleria fowleri (commonly referred to as the “brain-eating amoeba”).

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A young boy in a blue shirt sits at a white table, laying his head on his arm, smiling at a clear glass of water in his hand.

Overview of NCEZID’s work on waterborne diseases and water safety
Stories that spotlight waterborne diseases and water safety