Sometimes deceptively simple measures can have a big impact. New research
indicates that filtering drinking water through old clothes can reduce new
cholera cases by half.
The findings, by researchers from the University of Maryland (College
Park), the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (Dhaka, Bangladesh),
and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore), were
published January 14 in the on-line edition of the Proceedings
of the National Academy of Sciences (Proc Natl Acad
Sci U S A. 10.1073/pnas.0237386100).
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