Diseases Associated with Water or Environmental Contact
Diseases associated with water or environmental contact includes cutaneous larva migrans and schistosomiasis. These can be diagnosed by a physician.
Some diseases occur as a result of contact with the environment, such as cutaneous LARVA MIGRANS (a dog hookworm that travels in the skin and leaves a red snake-like pathe in the skin) from not wearing shoes, the parasite penetrates the skin directly; legionella (this is from contaminated water sometimes found in air conditioners and causes a chest infection); SCHISTOSOMIASIS (bilharziasis) from penetration of the parasite directly into the skin while in the shallows of a river, only found along the Mekon River in Southeast Asia and tetanus is a bacteria found in the soil, but can enter into wounds in the skin, especially of the foot.
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