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The Consequences of Contaminated Water

World Water Day March 22 2017

March 22 is World Water Day. CDC highlights the need for all people to have access to safe water, and to prevent sickness and death from waterborne diseases such as cholera. Read More >

Posted on by Adrienne Lefevre, MPH, CHESLeave a commentTags , , , , , , , , , ,

Saving Energy, Saving Lives: World Water Day 2014

Photo of a woman washing her clothes

  Water is easy to take for granted until…you don’t have enough of it. But the simple and indisputable fact is this: a sufficient supply of clean water is a necessity for life and an essential ingredient in the battle against disease. That’s why as populations grow and demands for water increase the focus on Read More >

Posted on by Jennifer Murphy, PhD, Microbiologist and Ciara O’Reilly, PhD, Epidemiologist, CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch2 CommentsTags , , , , , , , , , ,

Water Is Life: Combatting Cholera in Haiti

At the small water point in Trianon, Haiti, you can see a crowd gather. Here, as at many such sites across the country, locals wait their turn to fill buckets for drinking, washing and cooking – proving the adage that no matter where you are in the world, water is life. So when a deadly Read More >

Posted on by Kathy Middleton, Associate Director of Extramural Programs for CDC-Haiti2 CommentsTags , , ,
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