Socio-demographic Determinants of Water Treatment in Cholera Patients and Clinical Presentation of Disease: A Decade of Observation from a Large Urban Diarrhoeal Disease Hospital in Bangladesh

Cholera remains a health problem around the globe including Bangladesh, and claims thousands of lives and places a substantial strain on public health resources. Data collected from 4,894 cholera patients who presented to Dhaka Hospital of icddr,b between 2004 and 2013, and were analysed to assess the socio-demographic determinants of water treatment and their impact on cholera, and examine the possible influence of water treatment on changing clinico-pathologic predictors in cholera patients.

 

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