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.
Summary[edit | edit source]
Diarrhea is defined as "abnormally frequent intestinal evacuations with more or less fluid stools" . 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.