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  1. Family latrines and paediatric shigellosis in rural Bangladesh benefit or risk ?

    Article - En anglais


    The potential benefits of installing excreta disposal facilities on the burden of paediatric diarrhoea in less-developed settings remain controversial.

    We conducted a longitudinal study to evaluate whether family latrines are associated with interruption of the transmission of shigellosis to younger children in rural Bangladesh.


    We prospectively studied 1529 children under 5 years of age exposed to index cases of Shigella dysentery.

    In all 219 children with culture-proven shigellosis detected during 1 month of follow-up were compared with 1310 control children who did not develop shigellosis or Shigella-negative dysentery.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Shigellose, Bactériose, Infection, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Milieu rural, Hygiène, Appareil WC, Etude longitudinale, Diarrhée, Bengla Desh, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Shigellosis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Rural environment, Hygiene, WC pan, Follow up study, Diarrhea, Bangladesh, Asia, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0599883

    Code Inist : 002B05B02F. Création : 09/06/1995.