Corpus ID: 76159809

Personal toilet after defaecation and the degree of hand contamination according to different methods used.

  title={Personal toilet after defaecation and the degree of hand contamination according to different methods used.},
  author={A. M. Han and Khin Nwe Do and T. Aye and T. Hlaing},
  journal={The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
: Transmission due to contaminated hands is one of the important routes by which diarrhoea pathogens spread. The hands commonly become contaminated while cleaning the anus after defaecation. This study deals with the commonly used methods of anal cleansing in a low socioeconomic community in Rangoon, Burma and with the degree of hand contamination that results according to the method used. A cross-sectional survey was employed for collection of behavioural and hand contamination data. The… Expand
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