Connections between temperature and diarrhoeal
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Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) and other major health facilities in the capital have already admitted hundreds with heat-related syndromes as excessively hot weather has gripped the country for the past two weeks.
Children under five who live in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal
diseases linked to unsafe water than from direct violence as a result of war, according to UN children's agency.
cereus produces two types of toxins 6 emetic (vomiting) and diarrhoeal
6 causing two types of illness.
When it comes to Pakistani children under five, vaccine-preventable diarrhoeal
diseases and respiratory illnesses are the main cause of death.
In October, a team of Yemeni nurses and doctors arrived at the International Centre of Diarrhoeal
Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), where I have worked for much of my professional life.
Guerrant, "The global burden of diarrhoeal
disease, as estimated from studies published between 1992 and 2000," Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol.
Viral pathogens such as rotavirus account for 70% to 80% of all diarrhoeal
Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal
infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
It estimated that there were 2.39 billion episodes of diarrhoeal
disease globally in 2015, with 957.5 million of these in children, resulting in 1.31 million deaths, including 499 000 deaths in children.
As a result, they suffer malnutrition, unintentional injuries, pregnancies, diarrhoeal
diseases, sexual violence, sexually-transmitted diseases and mental health issues.
WHO has identified 2,752 suspected cases of the acute diarrhoeal
infection in Yemen since April 27 and is opening ten oral rehydration therapy centres in the capital of Sana'a to try to stop the spread.