Water-washed disease

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Disease that spreads owing to poor personal hygiene, the lack of water and the absence of proper waste removal  facilities (United Nations 1992)

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations


Environment and development, United Nations Terminology bulletin, 1992:344 (1)

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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External Resources


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