Research IDs 4 pathogens behind 40% of childhood diarrhea cases

05/13/2013 | Washington Post, The

Rotavirus, cryptosporidium, E. coli and Shigella bacteria were responsible for an estimated 40% of about 9,500 diarrhea cases involving children younger than age 5 in seven countries, according to a study published in The Lancet. Of the four pathogens, rotavirus was the leading cause of diarrhea, accounting for about 20% of pediatric cases.

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