PMID: 59162Jul 10, 1976

Failure of sanitary wells to protect against cholera and other diarrhoeas in Bangladesh

R J LevineD R Nalin


Within an area of Bangladesh in which the incidence of cholera was high, use of sanitary pipe wells did not protect against cholera or related non-cholera diarrhoeas because well users also used contaminated water sources regularly enough to maintain high infection-rates. Protection was found to correlate with education and wealth.


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