Boiling water - close up
Credit: By Sertion (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
This image is originally part of the article Diseases in Africa, What to Watch Out for
Boiling water will kill many of the food and waterborne illnesses in places that have poor sanitary conditions. If you do not have access to a stove or fire, only drink bottled liquids.