by Robert Bain, Ryan Cronk, Rifat Hossain et al.
Tropical Medicine & International Health; Article first published online: 8 May 2014
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The Objective of the study was to estimate exposure to faecal contamination through drinking water as indicated by levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) or thermotolerant coliform (TTC) in water sources. The authors conclude that microbial contamination is widespread and affects all water source types, including piped supplies. Global burden of disease estimates may have substantially understated the disease burden associated with inadequate water services.