from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any disease produced by a microscopic parasite or microbe.


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  • NGO staff emphasized the importance and benefits of drinking only treated water (especially for children), explained the germ-disease concept, and promoted hygiene measures such as safe drinking water storage and hand washing as they relate to the understanding of drinking water and the faecal-oral route of transmission of pathogens (

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