Which of the following is Not a Water Borne Disease? 1. Typhoid 2. Hepatitis 3. Mumps 4. Cholera

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Mumps is not a waterborne disease. It is caused by a virus. Water-borne diseases are caused by the pathogenic micro-organisms that are disseminated in water. These diseases can be advanced while washing, bathing, drinking water, or by eating food exposed to contaminated water. The most common waterborne diseases are Typhoid, Cholera, Dysentery, Escherichia Coli, Hepatitis, etc.

Waterborne Diseases

It is a viral infection that affects the parotid glands, salivary glands below and in front of the ears. It is caused by a virus known as mumps virus. The virus belongs to the family of viruses called paramyxoviruses. The symptoms of mumps are painful, swollen salivary glands, headache, fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite.

Causes of Waterborne Diseases

The reasons for the spread of water-borne diseases are:

  • Lack of clean water
  • Lack of sanitation and hygiene
  • Contaminated drinking water

Prevention of Water Borne Diseases

Waterborne diseases can be prevented by following the measures given below:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Refrain from drinking unhygienic water.
  • Avoid street food.
  • Wash vegetables and fruits well before using them.
  • Avoid touching pet animals, birds, etc.


Which of the following is Not a WaterBorne Disease? 1. Typhoid 2. Hepatitis 3. Mumps 4. Cholera

Out of all the options, mumps is a disease that is not caused by water. Mumps is caused by a virus known as mumps virus. It infects salivary glands and glands located near the ears. Mumps can cause severe swelling in the affected areas. As mumps is caused by a virus that is not related to water hence, it is not a water-borne disease.

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