Effect of handwashing on the incidence of diarrhoea in a Calcutta slum.

@article{Sircar1987EffectOH,
  title={Effect of handwashing on the incidence of diarrhoea in a Calcutta slum.},
  author={Badal Sircar and Priya Sengupta and Sujit Kumar Mondal and Dhirendra Nath Gupta and Nimai Chandra Saha and Sougata Ghosh and Bappaditya Deb and Subodh Chandra Pal},
  journal={Journal of diarrhoeal diseases research},
  year={1987},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={112-4}
}
Diarrheal diseases pose a major threat to the health of people living in developing countries, particularly where there is poverty and a poor environment. The effect of handwashing in reducing the incidence of diarrhea in day-care centers has been reported recently. The present study is a prospective community based study conducted to evaluate the effect of handwashing on the incidence of diarrheal disease in Calcutta slums. Handwashing was implemented in 1 slum and the other nearby slum… CONTINUE READING