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Volume 2014, Article ID 734254, 6 pages
Research Article

Clinical and Microbiologic Efficacy of a Water Filter Program in a Rural Honduran Community

1Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
2Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
3Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Chantilly, VA 20153, USA

Received 20 January 2014; Revised 24 February 2014; Accepted 3 March 2014; Published 7 April 2014

Academic Editor: Gudlavalleti Venkata Murthy

Copyright © 2014 Jaclyn Arquiette et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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