Microbiological Contamination of Drinking Water Associated with Subsequent Child Diarrhea

  title={Microbiological Contamination of Drinking Water Associated with Subsequent Child Diarrhea},
  author={Stephen P Luby and Amal Krishna Halder and Tarique Md. Huda and Leanne E. Unicomb and M. Sirajul Islam and Benjamin F Arnold and Richard Bart Johnston},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
We used a prospective, longitudinal cohort enrolled as part of a program evaluation to assess the relationship between drinking water microbiological quality and child diarrhea. We included 50 villages across rural Bangladesh. Within each village field-workers enrolled a systematic random sample of 10 households with a child under the age of 3 years. Community monitors visited households monthly and recorded whether children under the age of 5 years had diarrhea in the preceding 2 days. Every 3… CONTINUE READING
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