Microorganisms in Drinking Water
Wondering what microorganisms (Bacteria & Viruses) can be found in some sources of drinking water, and what they can do to your health? Here is a list of some of them.
MICROORGANISMS & POSSIBLE HEALTH EFFECTS
- Diarrhea (sometimes bloody), cramping, abdominal pain, and fever
- Bloody or non-bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps; little or no fever
- Can cause hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and kidney failure in young children or the elderly.
- Diarrhea, typhoid fever, stomach cramps.
- Infection can spread from intestines to blood and other body sites, causing serious illness
- Watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, upset stomach
- Vomiting and stomach cramping may also occur
- Usually causes mild upper respiratory, “flu-like” symptoms with fever and muscle pains, or a rash.
- Meningitis is less common, and illnesses that affect the heart and brain may occur, but are very rare.
- Jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin), dark urine, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever, stomach ache.
- Most infected adults will show symptoms while children often do not have symptoms (but could still pass the virus to others)
- Upset stomach, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Headache and low-grade fever may also occur.
- Vomiting, watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever.
- Loose or watery stool, stomach cramps, upset stomach, and fever.
- Usually causes mild illness, but can be serious or fatal for people with weakened immune systems
- Loose or watery stool, stomach cramps.
- Usually causes mild illness, but can be serious or fatal for people with weakened immune systems.