Water is generally considered the one item we cannot live without. That being said, however, it is also one of the most toxic and dangerous substances on the planet, in terms of diseases and contamination. Waterborne diseases have been rising rapidly in recent years, with new strains cropping up to kill off human beings. Due to water pollution and contamination, waterborne diseases have been spreading to millions of children every single year. Many of these youngsters end up dying, sadly. Here are ten of the worst waterborne diseases known to mankind.
Cholera is known to cause muscle cramps, vomiting, and even diarrhea in the victim. Unfortunately, the waterborne disease has been known to kill off the infected individual within a matter of hours if left without medical treatment.
Diarrhea, according to the World Health Organization, is three or more loose liquid stools per day. Gross, we know, but it is also a highly common, and sometimes very dangerous, illness that tends to be spread rapidly through the water supply.