Diarrhoeal disease in children in Gaza.

  title={Diarrhoeal disease in children in Gaza.},
  author={S Sallon and R el-Shawwa and Michael Khalil and Gabel Ginsburg and J el Tayib and J el-Eila and Veronica Green and Charles A. Hart},
  journal={Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology},
  volume={88 2},
A 1-year prospective study in Gaza of diarrhoeal disease in children aged < 5 years demonstrated that Salmonella spp. (18.5% of cases), Cryptosporidium (14.6%), Campylobacter spp. (8.3%) and rotavirus (6.8%) were the major pathogens. However, when compared with non-diarrhoeic controls, only Cryptosporidium and rotavirus were significantly associated with diarrhoea. Cryptosporidiosis was found only in children aged < 2 years and significantly more children with cryptosporidiosis were… CONTINUE READING


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