Narrow-mouthed water storage vessels and in situ chlorination in a Bolivian community: a simple method to improve drinking water quality.

@article{Quick1996NarrowmouthedWS,
  title={Narrow-mouthed water storage vessels and in situ chlorination in a Bolivian community: a simple method to improve drinking water quality.},
  author={Robert Quick and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Venczel and Oscar Sandoval Gonzalez and Eric Daniel Mintz and Anita K. Highsmith and A. Espada and Ernesto Damiani and Nancy H Bean and E H De Hannover and Robert V. Tauxe},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1996},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={511-6}
}
Epidemiologic investigations of the Latin America cholera epidemic have repeatedly implicated untreated drinking water and water touched by hands during storage as important vehicles for disease transmission. To prevent such transmission, we provided a new narrow-mouthed, plastic, water storage vessel and 5% calcium hypochlorite solution for home disinfection of stored water to a Bolivian Aymara Indian community at risk for cholera. We evaluated acceptance of this intervention and its effect on… CONTINUE READING

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