Production of safe therapeutic feeds from contaminated water supplies.


We have assessed the effectiveness of using an osmotic sachet for safe rehydration of therapeutic milk from contaminated water supplies in a poor urban area of Bangladesh. 35 women were given sachets to hydrate in their homes and comparison of the hydration water and the reconstituted milk showed that the high bacterial contamination reported in the domestic water supply was removed by use of the sachet. The mean rehydration time was 4.5 h (range 3.4-5.5). This rehydration method could have a role in the preparation of therapeutic feeds where microbiological contamination of the environment is a serious problem and availability of adequate water is not a limiting factor.

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@article{Roy2001ProductionOS, title={Production of safe therapeutic feeds from contaminated water supplies.}, author={S Roy and Andrew J Seal and Andrew M Tomkins and T Shameen and Mohammad Sirajul Islam and Tauseef Ahmed and G. J. Fuchs and Aleem Asma and Nayeema Parvin and Rowsan A Begum}, journal={Lancet}, year={2001}, volume={357 9268}, pages={1587-8} }