Water-borne pathogenic amoeba

Other Names:
Disease causing amoeba

During the 1990s, the protozoan parasites Cryptosporidium and Giardia have emerged as potential waterborne pathogens in the EU. Potable water is not a major route, but there have been some large localized waterborne outbreaks. The infective dose of both the oocytes of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia is low. The diseases are debilitating and may be life threatening for the immuno-compromised.

Narrower Problems:
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 19:46 CEST