Feb 25 2009

Diarrhea Prevention

Diarrhea prevention

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  1. Feb 25, 2009
    at 4:53 am

    TRUE since the germies that cause diarrhea can be spread through other sources, rather than just water.

  2. Sarah C
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 4:58 am

    I say false. If you give people bad water it will just make them sick.

  3. Chuck Guth
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 5:31 am

    True- simple sanitation such as washing hands with soap and water can reduce these problems…therefore adequate water supply is imperative

  4. Feb 25, 2009
    at 6:21 am

    definitely true.

  5. Feb 25, 2009
    at 7:07 am

    Sounds a little “ambiguous” but I would be delighted to know what the “correct” answer is!

  6. Feb 25, 2009
    at 9:48 am

    Washing with soap and bad water kills germs? What about the ones it leaves, in rinsing?

    Drinking bad water makes people sick; drinking more makes them sicker.

    I’m in the minority, but I believe false. Adequate quantities of clean water are essential, however.

  7. Jo
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 10:37 am

    I think it is false

  8. Feb 25, 2009
    at 12:37 pm

    True….the organisms that cause diarrhea can be spread through other water sources.

  9. Feb 25, 2009
    at 1:34 pm

    Although i work for a non-profit dedicated to treating existing contaminated water sources, i’d have to say TRUE. just simply having a water source (regardless of its quality) is the first step. Once you have the source there are simple things to do in order to improve the quality (chlorine drops, boiling) and it also improves the overall hygiene situation which leads to improved health.


  10. Kim Edge
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 4:26 pm


    Has no one read the Rime of the Ancient Mariner? :)

  11. Amy
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 5:28 pm

    I think it’s False

  12. Sara Benson
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 7:01 pm


    The quality is important, but having enough water is the most important.

  13. Becky Bazett-Jones
    Feb 25, 2009
    at 8:15 pm

    I think it’s false.

  14. Feb 26, 2009
    at 7:16 am

    Would this have an effect on decisions to donate water purification equipment? Haha…

    Quick Web Team.. tell us the answer.. the suspense is killing…

  15. Feb 26, 2009
    at 4:37 pm

    True, according to the Poverty Quiz

  16. Feb 26, 2009
    at 11:47 pm

    I would say false. If water is contaminated, who knows what people can catch that is worse than diarrhea.

  17. Mar 9, 2009
    at 10:08 am

    The answer is:

    True. The organisms that cause diarrhea can be spread through many routes besides drinking water; increased quantities of water can improve household and personal hygiene, which prevents the spread of disease.

    Each year about 1.7 million deaths related to dehydration caused by diarrhea occur in children under age 5.

    (Sources: cdc.gov; rehydrate.org/, November 2008)

  18. Mar 9, 2009
    at 10:47 am

    Off topic, I know, but I just noticed the new (to me, anyway) sidebar item listing Most Active Commenters. I would not have thought I responded more often than some of the others–or be so far “ahead”! And I know this isn’t a contest.

    I guess my dissenters are right: I talk to much.

    • Mar 9, 2009
      at 2:09 pm


      Are you sure you’re not using this off the topic comment to pad your status as our top commenter? :-)

  19. Mar 9, 2009
    at 3:18 pm

    Nah–that’s just a perk’! :o)

  20. Barbara M.
    Mar 9, 2009
    at 3:54 pm

    No Vicki, You do NOT talk too much. I always enjoy your thoughts and comments! I have found so many of the things you say very helpful and en couraging.

  21. Mar 9, 2009
    at 4:28 pm

    That’s sweet, Barbara! Thank you!

    Chris, have I set a record, yet, for comments in one day? (rhetorical qn.!) :o)

  22. sly
    Mar 21, 2012
    at 11:00 pm

    false….but the government can provide the quantity in places like north eastern n samburu anyday, we’ll provide the quality.

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