Faecal contamination of commuters’ hands in main vehicle stations in Dhaka city, Bangladesh

This study, conducted at icddr,b by Islam et al (2016) explored whether faecal-oral carriage via hands was an important transmission pathway for diarrhoeal pathogens.  Collecting samples from 900 communters, the study found that both the left and right hands of Dhaka commuters were equally contaminated with faecal bacteria. The study was published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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