It Protects Against...

Here is a sample of the viruses, bacterias and protozoan people deal with every day in under developed and developing countries. Our devices save lives every day in 19 countries around the world, you can trust the LWS to protect your family no matter where your adventures take you!

Rotavirus: is usually an easily managed disease of childhood, but worldwide more than 450,000 children under five years of age still die from rotavirus infection each year, most of whom live in developing countries, and almost two million more become severely ill.

Hepatitis E: is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis E virus: a non-enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) virus. The hepatitis E virus is transmitted mainly through contaminated drinking water. It is usually a self-limiting infection and resolves within 4–6 weeks. Occasionally, a fulminant form of hepatitis develops (acute liver failure), which can lead to death.

Hepatitis A: Hepatitis A virus (HAV) can manifest itself in water (and food) Symptoms are only acute (no chronic stage to the virus) and include Fatigue, fever, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, itching, jaundice and depression.

SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome): Manifests itself in improperly treated water and symptoms include fever, myalgia, lethargy, gastrointestinal symptoms, cough, and sore throat.

Typhoid fever: Spreads through ingestion of water contaminated with feces of an infected person. Characterized by sustained fever up to 40 °C (104 °F), profuse sweating; diarrhea may occur. Symptoms progress to delirium, and the spleen and liverenlarge if untreated. In this case it can last up to four weeks and cause death. Some people with typhoid fever develop a rash called "rose spots", small red spots on the abdomen and chest.

Dysentery: Caused by a number of species in the genera Shigella and Salmonellawith the most common being Shigella dysenteriae and is spread by Water contaminated with the bacterium. Symptoms include frequent passage of feces with blood and/or mucus and in some cases vomiting of blood.

E. coli Infection: Certain strains of Escherichia coli (commonly E. coli) is spread by Water contaminated with the bacteria. Symptoms include diarrhea and it can cause death in immunocompromised individuals, the very young, and the elderly due to dehydration from prolonged illness.

Cholera: It is spread by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae through drinking water contaminated with the bacterium. In severe forms it is known to be one of the most rapidly fatal illnesses known. Symptoms include very watery diarrhea, nausea, cramps, nosebleed, rapid pulse, vomiting, and hypovolemic shock (in severe cases), at which point death can occur in 12–18 hours.

No matter if you are in the woods, the mountains or even in your home during a disaster the Living Water System can turn dirty water into clean safe water to drink.