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Identification of the risk factors for infection by unsafe water

  • Waterborne Diseases
  • Water quality

Symptoms and risk factors of parasites infection in children by unsafe water.

Significant risk factors for infection, besides living within the distribution area of contaminated water plants, included a high level of water consumption, male sex, and a previous history of loose stools. Outbreaks are characterized by high attack and recurrence rates, emphasizing the necessity of water surveillance to prevent future outbreaks

Solution characteristics

Assess and control waterborne disease
Sub themes
Information on waterborne diseases linked to drinking water quality
Stakeholder group
  • Academia & Research Organisations (A&R)
Pain reliever
  • Water pollution
Gain creator
  • Risk factors
Type of climate
Geographical scope
Social Innovation Dimension
  • Technological Solution
Societal challenges
  • Public Health and Risk Prevention
Solution Type
  • Process
Technological readiness level
  • TRL 1 basic principles observed

Solution provider

Umeå University

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