Title: Prevention of Secondary Transmission of Human Influenza by Promoting Handwashing with Soap/The Bangladesh Interruption of Secondary Transmission of Influenza Study (BISTIS)
Principal Investigator: Pavani Kalluri Ram, MD
Funding Agency: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (icddr,b)
Period: 09/01/10 - 04/30/11
Abstract: This objectives of this project was to measure the secondary attack ratio of influenza among household contacts, to assess the impact of an intensive handwashing promotion on the secondary attack ratio, and to assess risk factors for secondary transmission among household contacts of index case-patients with influenza in rural Bangladesh.