volume 26, issue 2, P437-453 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2012.02.002
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Sadia Shakoor, Anita K.M. Zaidi, Rumina Hasan

Abstract: The bacterial gastrointestinal infections cholera, salmonellosis, shigellosis, campylobacteriosis, and diarrheagenic Escherichia coli are prevalent in tropical regions. These diseases impose an immense cost and contribute significantly to childhood morbidity and mortality. Management is hampered by limited access to diagnostic facilities and by antimicrobial drug resistance. Rapid point-of-care assays aim to reduce treatment delay and encourage rational use of antimicrobial agents. Control through safe drinkin…

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