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Number Of Diarrhea-Related Deaths Falling In Low-Income Countries But Rising In Wealthy Nations, Study Shows

NPR: A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception
“…[T]wo trends are clear, says an author of a new report: The number of deaths from diarrheal diseases is dropping dramatically in low-income countries — and ticking upward in wealthy nations. … Published this month in The Lancet, the study shows diarrhea-related deaths have declined about 20 percent from 2005 to 2015 for all ages to 1.3 million people, and 35 percent for children under five to about 500,000 children during the same time period…” (Chen, 6/19).

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