Contamination of weaning foods and transmission of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli diarrhoea in children in rural Bangladesh

@article{Black1982ContaminationOW,
  title={Contamination of weaning foods and transmission of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli diarrhoea in children in rural Bangladesh},
  author={Robert E. Black and K H Brown and Stan Becker and A. R. M. Abdul Alim and Michael H. Merson},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1982},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={259-64}
}
In longitudinal studies of infectious diseases and nutrition in Bangladesh, we determined the degree of bacterial contamination of traditional weaning foods and evaluated the role of these foods in the transmission of diarrhoeal diseases. 41% of samples of food items fed to weaning aged children contained Escherichia coli; these organisms were used as indicators of faecal contamination. Milk and foods prepared particularly for infants were more frequently and heavily contaminated with E. coli… CONTINUE READING

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