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6 Pathogens Likely Responsible For 78% Of Childhood Diarrhea Cases, Study Shows

Humanosphere: Only 6 pathogens guilty for most childhood diarrhea, new study reveals
Humanosphere writer and editor Joanne Lu discusses findings from “a new study that suggests vaccines and antibiotics just need to target six pathogens to tackle 78 percent of cases of childhood diarrhea, the second leading cause of death in children under five. … ‘These results imply that prioritizing vaccine development for these six pathogens could lead to a substantial decrease in diarrhea burden among children younger than five years over the next few decades, as has been seen for rotavirus,’ wrote Karen Keddy, Anthony Smith, and Nicola Page of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa in an accompanying comment…” (9/23).

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