Problem[edit | edit source]

DiarrheaW kills 2.2 million people a year, most of whom are children. It accounts for 4 percent of deaths globally.[1]

Summary[edit | edit source]

Diarrhea is defined as "abnormally frequent intestinal evacuations with more or less fluid stools".[2] Severe diarrhea can cause dehydration which is especially dangerous in infants and children. The mainstay of therapy is [[Oral rehydration therapy and the mainstays of prevention are effective sanitation and hygiene education.

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Authors Steve McCrosky
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Language English (en)
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Aliases Diarrhoea
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Created May 21, 2008 by Steve McCrosky
Modified June 8, 2023 by StandardWikitext bot
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