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Failure to meet United Nations sanitation target could affect millions of the world's poorest
...a reliable source of safe drinking water and basic sanitation
facilities. To address the problem, the United Nat...ustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
by 2015. Target 10 was launched in 2000 as part of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals initiative...
Researchers find hepatitis A and hepatitis C attack same protein to block immune defenses
...the lack of a vaccine against it. But while better sanitation
has driven a decline in hepatitis A cases in the United States, Lemon said, "It’s a significant risk for many people traveling overseas, because they fail to receive the vaccine." Hepatitis A has also been the cause of large food-borne outbreaks in t...
New UD technology removes viruses from drinking water
...is attributed to unsafe water supplies, inadequate sanitation
and hygiene. In the United States, viruses are the target pathogenic microorganisms in the new Ground Water Rule under the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Act, which took effect on Jan. 8. "What is unique about our technol...
Study illuminates how the plague bacteria causes disease
...orst diseases," he added. Although improvements in sanitation
have eliminated acute problems from diseases caused by Yersinia, concerns remain about the possibility that an untreatable strain might arise or that the bacteria might come into use as a biological weapon, he said. Nearly 200 million people are est...
Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda
...ion against infectious disease, improved water and sanitation
systems, promotion of breastfeeding during an infant's first six months, enhanced health and nutrition information for parents, and micronutrient supplementation. "The wasted child cannot wait," conclude the authors. "Millions of children need imme...