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Infectious Disease Information: Diseases Related to Water

Travelers and Safe Water, Water and Pregnant Women, Children, the Elderly, and the Immunocompromised

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Traveler's concerns: safe water, ice, beverages, and foods rinsed in water Go to top of page

Safe Food and Water
What travelers need to know about avoiding infectious diseases spread through water

Travelers' Health
Current outbreaks, diseases to watch for in specific regions, precautions and vaccinations for specific diseases. If you’re planning a trip, check the Destinations section to find out if waterborne diseases are a problem where you’re going, and if they are, to learn what to do to protect yourself when you’re there

Special advice for pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems Go to top of page

People with compromised immune systems and swimming
Portion of fact sheet

Preventing Cryptosporidiosis: A Guide for Persons with HIV and AIDS
Fact sheet

Safe Food and Water: A Guide for People with HIV Infection
Brochure. May also be useful for other people with weakened immune systems. From the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention

Technical information and NCID waterborne disease programs Go to top of page

See Waterborne Diseases

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