What is the most dangerous disease I can get from drinking water out of streams?



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    This would probably be either cholera or dysentery. Luckily, those diseases are fairly rare in the developed world, but are frighteningly common in the developing world, and are frighteningly common in refugee populations. Both are caused by tiny organisms in the drinking water, which cause fever, fatigue, diarrhea, dehydration, and other similarly unpleasant symptoms. There are ways to treat both diseases (antibiotics and the like), but the best way of dealing with both is to increase sanitation in countries where it is desperately needed.

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