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Jeremy Greene
(tippymcstagger) - F

Locale: North Texas
waterborne virus on 04/24/2008 15:34:04 MDT Print View

Are there waterborne viral infections other than polio and hepatitis A? If not, it seems reasonable to rely on vaccines and not worry about viruses when choosing a hydration method/system.

Most first-worlders are already covered for polio and many are wise to get covered for hepatitis A (and B).

Am I missing something?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: waterborne virus on 04/24/2008 16:01:01 MDT Print View

> Are there waterborne viral infections
Only about 10 million of them. And no, I am not really exaggerating.

Not all of them will kill you by any means, but many will make you very sick. For a basic example, look up the general rotavirus family. Now realize it is but one of MANY.