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This photograph depicts a team of public health officers, public health engineers, and villagers carrying one of a number of pipes to be used to reinstall a water piping system after a massive flood occurred in the Kuala Krai District of Kelantan, Malaysia. The flood, which happened on December 24, 2014, destroyed most of the city's water supply system. Clean water was one of main concerns during, and after the flood.
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“With its many uses for drinking, recreation, sanitation, hygiene, and industry, water is humanity’s most precious global resource. Access to clean and safe water, adequate sanitation, and improved hygiene are critical to sustaining human health and life. Although water is essential for life, it also causes injuries and can spread illness when it is contaminated by disease-causing organisms. CDC's Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch (WDPB) was created in 2010 to be the lead coordination and response unit in the Center for preventing domestic and global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH)-related disease.”

See the link below to see what other measures are being taken both domestically, and globally, in order to insure human beings throughout the world, access to clean, fresh water.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Rosemawati Ariffin, Malaysia
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Rosemawati Ariffin, Malaysia
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID); Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases; Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
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