Risk Factors for Waterborne Diseases
List of Risk Factors for Waterborne Diseases
The list of risk factors mentioned for Waterborne Diseases in various sources includes:
Risk factors discussion:
Over 2 billion persons living in
poverty in the developing world are at high risk. Certain
U.S. groups (residents of periurban "colonias" and remote
rural areas with poor water treatment and delivery systems)
are also at risk. (Source: excerpt from Bacterial Waterborne Diseases: DBMD)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Waterborne Diseases are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Waterborne Diseases
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Waterborne Diseases.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Waterborne Diseases.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.