The relationship of cholera to water source and use in rural Bangladesh

Mu Khan, Wh Mosley, J. Chakraborty, A. Majid Sarder, Mr Khan

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Abstract

Khan MU [International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), Dacca-12], Mosley WH, Chakraborty J, Majid Sarder A and Khan MR. The relationship of cholera to water source and use in rural Bangladesh. International Journal of Epidemiology 1981, 10: 23-25.The cholera experience of a sample of families in a rural area of Bangladesh is reported in relation to water supply and use. Tanks were the primary source for 65% of families, canals for 20% and the river for 14%. The highest attack rate was associated with access to canal water (13%). Attack rates did not vary markedly according to the purpose for which a source was used. The importance of cultural patterns in water use is identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalInternational journal of epidemiology
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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