Diarrheal Diseases

This is a chapter that looks at diarrhoeal diseases in the book: disease control priorities in developing countries. The chapter covers:

  • Transmission
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Syndromic diagnosis
  • Diarrhoea, environment and poverty
  • Public health significance of diarrheal illnesses
  • Preventive strategies
  • Case management
  • Cost-effectiveness of interventions
  • Research agenda

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