Infectious Childhood Diarrhea in Developing Countries

  • Charles P. Larson
  • Lars Henning
  • Stephen Luby
  • ASG Faruque
Part of the Statistics for Biology and Health book series (SBH)


Diarrhea in young children is a killer illness. While considerable progress has been made over the past two decades in the prevention and treatment of diarrhea in children under 5 years of age, childhood diarrhea remains one of the leading causes of preventable mortality and disease burden throughout the developing world.


Exclusive Breastfeed Safe Water Bloody Diarrhea Oral Rehydration Solution Zinc Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles P. Larson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lars Henning
    • 1
    • 3
  • Stephen Luby
    • 1
  • ASG Faruque
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for Diarrhea Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B)DhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Centre for International Child Health, British Columbia Children’s Hospital and Department of PediatricsUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Swiss Tropical InstituteBaselSwitzerland

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