The risk of infection from Giardia lamblia due to drinking water supply, use of water, and latrines among preschool children in rural Lesotho.

  title={The risk of infection from Giardia lamblia due to drinking water supply, use of water, and latrines among preschool children in rural Lesotho.},
  author={Steven A. Esrey and Jackie Collett and Marianne D. Miliotis and H. J. Koornhof and P Makhale},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={18 1},
Stool samples were collected from 267 rural, preschool children in four districts in Lesotho during October-November, 1984. Sixty-three children (23.6%) were tested positive for Giardia lamblia, the most commonly recovered parasite from stool samples. The use of low amounts of water for personal hygiene was associated significantly with having G. lamblia (OR = 2.42), but the use of traditional, non-improved drinking water sources (OR = 1.38) or lack of latrines (OR = 0.94) was not. Although G… 

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