What can I catch from raw sewage
The main danger raw sewage presents is from Pathogens, which are biological agents that spread disease result in in serious illnesses, the three most common pathogens found in sewage are bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
Pathogens can cause a wide variety of acute illnesses these include sickness, diarrhoea and infections. Although aggressive and unpleasant with treatment should pass after periods of time lasting several days or weeks usually without lasting effects, however in certain circumstances pathogens can cause serious long-term illnesses or even death.
Diseases that can be caught from raw sewage include:
- Cryptosporidium and Giardia
- Gram Negative Bacteria
- Hepatitis A
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