1. Campylobacter jejuni – a bacteria known as one of, if not the most, common cause of gastroenteritis. Long-term effects include could arthritis and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS a disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system, causing ascending paralysis)
2. E. coli - a gram-negative bacteria commonly found in the lower intestine. Symptoms may include bloody diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting.
3. Salmonella – a gram-negative bacteria known to survive without the need of a host. Sufferers could experience symptoms of gastroenteritis, typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever and other common ailments of food poisoning.
1. Cryptosporidium - a protozoan parasite which causes Cryptosporidiosis. “Crypto” causes severe diarrhea in people with healthy immune systems. Immune deficient patients’ symptoms are far worse and often fatal.
2. Giardia – a parasite that colonizes in the small intestines. Symptoms included acute gas, severe diarrhea, dehydration, vitamin malabsorption and chronic weight loss.
3. Roundworm – a parasite caused disease known as Ascariasis while blocking the intestinal track. Causes visceral damage, peritonitis and inflammation of the body. Malabsorption will degenerate into malnutrition and anorexia in the infected individuals.
4. Tapeworm – these parasites actually feed on intestinal track. Risks include vitamin deficiencies, fatigue, weight loss and, in extreme cases, severe neurological damage such as seizures.
1. Adenoviruses – these cause respiratory infections like pneumonia, croup and bronchitis and can cause severe eye infections.
2. HPV - normally knows as a sexually transmitted disease (STD), HPV can also infect humans when exposed to raw sewage. Along with wart growth, HPV is known to cause cervical, anal and genital cancer.
3. Norwalk Virus - known to cause 90% of the world’s non-bacterial gastroenteritis outbreaks.
4. Rotavirus - this viral strain can cause severe diarrhea and high fevers.
Owners and/or untrained workers should not attempt to cleanup or repair the damage caused by sewage on their own. Proper containment and air filtration needs to be established in order to prevent cross-contamination of unaffected areas. Call Dragon Restoration, 937-371-3416, immediately, and we will have a trained crew, certified in sewage cleanup at your home or business within the hour.