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Doctor insights on: Cholera In Water

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Is the pH in bottled water imporant?

Is the pH in bottled water imporant?

No guidline on PH: According to the who, there is no health based guidline for ph in drinking water. The who measures the corrosivity of water by measuring its ph. The lower the ph, the more corrosive it is. The ph of pure water is 7. Although the who claims that ph usually has no impact on people who drink it, its important in determining the health of the distribution system. ...Read more

Cholera (Definition)

A dangerous intestinal infection caused by consuming food or water contaminated with a bacteria (Vibrio cholerae) that can lead to severe dehydration or death. Cholera causes such watery diarrhea, that it has been described ...Read more


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Does Naegleria Fowleri survive in tap water heaters that are chlorinated?

Does Naegleria Fowleri survive in  tap water heaters that are chlorinated?

Should not if: properly cholrinated. "Naegleria fowleri can grow in public and private water tanks and pipes, especially where little or no disinfectant (like chlorine or chloramine) is present. It can also grow in the pipes and water heaters of homes and buildings." REF: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/tap-faucet-water.html ...Read more

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Does the chlorine in tap water kill the Ebola virus?

Does the chlorine in tap water kill the Ebola virus?

Ebola Virus: No - chlorinated water will not kill Ebola. ...Read more

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Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Boiled is safer: Water that has been boiled is safer, because germs and parasites have been cooked. People get their sodium from salt in food. In modern societies, we already eat too much sodium, and therefore need no additional sodium from our water. Other ways to make water safe include using special water filters and adding a specific tiny amount of bleach to partially treated water. ...Read more

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Is cholera only transmitted through ingestion of dirty water?

Is cholera only transmitted through ingestion of dirty water?

No: You can get it directly from another person through fecal-oral contact. Which may seem unlikely, but if you clean up someone's diarrhea and don't wash your hands, you'll probably get it. ...Read more

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Can HIV blood survive in sealed water bottle in fridge.

Can HIV blood survive in sealed water bottle in fridge.

No: The HIV virus does not survive for very long at all outside the human body and then would not survive well in contact with your saliva and acidic saliva if swallowed even if it were remarkably still viable which again, I would highly highly doubt. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How long can the rabies virus survive in pool water (salt water)?

How long can the rabies virus survive in pool water (salt water)?

Minimal time: Rabies virus does not live outside of a living host. It's transmitted by the infected saliva from a bite going into the next victim. I would not be too worried about getting it from swimming. Major carrier in states is often bats. If you fished one out of the pool it's unlikely to have left the virus behind. ...Read more

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Inhaled shower mist. Concerned about contracting Naegleria fowleri. My water is disinfected but so was the water in Louisiana. ?

Inhaled shower mist. Concerned about contracting Naegleria fowleri. My water is disinfected but so was the water in Louisiana. 
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No worries : Don't worry. If you had N. Fowleri in the water supply it would make CNN. If your water is coming from your municipality your 99.99% ok. If you have your own tank that might be a different story. Nothing can be done unless you develop symptoms anyways so don't worry too much. ...Read more

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Does HIV survive in blood if in tap water within the toilet bowl? Does tap water immediately kill the virus?

Does HIV survive in blood if in tap water within the toilet bowl?  Does tap water immediately kill the virus?

Probably minutes: HIV virus does not thrive that well when outside of the body and thus I don't expect it to survive at most a few minutes when in toilet water Your risk in getting HIV from unprotected sex is way way higher. ...Read more

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Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

Is sodium fluoride in drinking water dangerous?

That depends on dose: That depends on dosage. Optimally fluoridated water (0.7ppm) and/or a little above is perfectly safe and beneficial to our teeth. Dosages between 1.5-3 ppm (naturally found in some water in the midwest) can cause dental fluorosis. Dosages between 3-10 ppm (naturally found in some water in china, india & russia) are dangeruos and can cause skeletal fluorosis. ...Read more

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Are water coolers free of germs?

Are water coolers free of germs?

Loaded question-: Typically, yes - the water is usually free of germs, but not the button or the lever that allows water to flow into your cup, additionally, it is difficult to vouch for the dispenser that might have been violated by some brash employee who didn't use a cup and decides to take a "swig" using his lips that may have inadvertently touch the lip of the water spout.....Enjoy. ...Read more

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How come a cholera vaccine only contain cholera poison and not the cholera bacteria?

How come a cholera vaccine only contain cholera poison and not the cholera bacteria?

Vaxchora: “Vaxchora is a live, attenuated vaccine. The V. choleraevaccine strain in Vaxchora produces an incomplete, nontoxic version of the cholera toxin. Vaxchora replicates in the gastrointestinal tract.” REF: https://www.paxvaxconnect.com/vaxchora?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=vaxchora&utm_campaign=HCP%20Brand ...Read more

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Can you get the brain eating amoeba from tap water in Pennsylvania?

Can you get the brain eating amoeba from tap water in Pennsylvania?

N. fowleri: Between 1962 & 2016 there have been NO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in Pennyslvania. Your risks are pretty dog gone low. ...Read more

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Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it?Is soap needed?

Are there bacterias & viruses in human feces   of a healthy person? Is washing the anus with jet water enough in removing it?Is soap needed?

Symbiotic relation: Bacteria are present throughout the huma skin, respiratory mucosa and intestinal tract. Majority of disease serve a positive purpose and getting rid of them for no reason will result in harm. Viruses can also be seen but not considered part of the normal flora. Can use get water and soap for added hygiene but do not do it because your want to get rid of the impossible. ...Read more

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