Illustration Depicting Factors Contribution to Human Exposure to Waterborne Diseases

Heavy downpours, which are increasing in the United States, have contributed to increases in heavy flood events. The figure illustrates how people can become exposed to waterborne diseases. Human exposures to waterborne diseases can occur via drinking water as well as recreational waters.

Figure source: NOAA NCEI/CICS-NC.

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