Science et changements planétaires / Sécheresse


Le coût sanitaire de l’eau Volume 1, issue 2, Juin 1990

Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière, Laboratoire Central de Parasitologie, Pavillon Laveran : 47, bd de l’Hôpital 75834 Paris cedex 13
  • Page(s) : 118-23
  • Published in: 1990

Water is necessary for any form of life, and the quest for it to fight the drought brings a large variety of dangers that threaten human health. In this article, the most common forms of parasites that afflicts men in the drought-exposed countries are described, followed by a discussion of the complex and sometimes contradictory effects of systems aimed to alleviate the effects of drought like dam construction and irrigation works. Road construction and slums around the cities appears also to create favorable conditions for the development of parasites-related disease.