About 40 percent of the diarrhea in young children is caused by four bugs, study finds

by David Brown

Four intestinal bugs are responsible for nearly half of all cases of childhood diarrhea, which kills about 800,000 children around the world each year.That’s the main finding of a three-year project designed to give researchers and public health officials a clearer picture of a condition responsible for about 10 percent of deaths of children under age 5.

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