Risk factors for typhoid fever in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  title={Risk factors for typhoid fever in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.},
  author={Pavani Kalluri Ram and Aliya Naheed and William L A Brooks and M. Anowar Hossain and Eric Daniel Mintz and Robert F. Breiman and S P Luby},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  volume={135 3},
We systematically investigated risk factors for typhoid fever in Kamalapur, a poor urban area of Bangladesh, to inform targeted public health measures for its control. We interviewed patients with typhoid fever and two age-matched controls per case about exposures during the 14 days before the onset of illness. The municipal water supply was used by all 41 cases and 81of 82 controls. In multivariate analysis, drinking unboiled water at home was a significant risk factor [adjusted odds ratio… CONTINUE READING

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