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Updated by ZachH on Nov 06, 2019
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The 5 Most Dangerous Waterborne Diseases

This is a list of the diseases which we may become more susceptible to due to human caused climate change!

1

Cholera

Cholera

Cholera is a deadly disease. Causing diarrhea at rates that will dehydrate and kill someone, it isn't very pretty. Cholera is found in places with shotty water infrastructure. Due to global warming and the increase in natural disasters, flood waters getting into the municipal supply of water is a good way for everyone to get cholera!

2

Salmonella

Salmonella

Don't touch that turtle! Salmonella is one of the most common waterborne illnesses. You might get infected by eating diseased food or water. This disease can be fatal to old and young people.

3

E. coli

E. coli

Otherwise known as Escherichia coli. This dangerous bacteria is very prevalent after major weather events. It also frequently kills people in the U.S. thanks to food and water processing. Think before letting your kids play in the gutters!

4

Vibro vulnificus

Vibro vulnificus

This one is scary! Flesh eating bacteria that you can get from swimming in infected waters. It is more prevalent than ever after hurricane season, don't go into water with any open wounds!

5

Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium

Uh oh! Even if you aren't near the beach or a lake, this dangerous parasite is immune to chlorine! That means in your home pool you aren't safe. Especially after flooding.