By Dayana Brooke
Some common water-borne diseases from unclean water are typhoid fever, cholera, hepatitis A or E, giardia, malaria and dengue fever to name a few.
Which is why so many travellers and locals reach out for plastic water bottles as the only reliable source of clean water while travelling.
According to a UN report, as many as 3 in every 10 people do not have access to safe or readily available water at home and twice as many do not have monitored sanitation.
That’s a staggering 2.1 billion people worldwide who lack the basic privilege of clean and safe drinking water.
With modern travellers seeking new and off the beaten path travel and experiences, many of these countries are often those with the dirtiest water such as Nigeria, Cambodia, Nepal, Ghana, Bhutan, Pakistan, Congo and Mexico.
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