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Address for correspondence: Andi L. Shane, Emory University School of Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, and Immunology, 2015 Uppergate Dr NE, Rm 552, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA; email: ashane@emory.edu



  • international health
  • book review
  • toilet
  • Sanitation

The Last Taboo: Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis


Journal Title:

Emerging Infectious Diseases


Volume 15, Number 9


, Pages 1540-1540

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Article | Final Publisher PDF


The publication of each of these texts during 2008—declared the International Year of Sanitation by the United Nations General Assembly to draw attention to the 2.6 billion people without access to basic sanitation—is timely. Each seeks to provide practical information and guidance to increase the proportion of the population with access to sanitation.

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