Hospitalization and Mortality Among Primarily Nonbreastfed Children During a Large Outbreak of Diarrhea and Malnutrition in Botswana, 2006

@article{Creek2010HospitalizationAM,
  title={Hospitalization and Mortality Among Primarily Nonbreastfed Children During a Large Outbreak of Diarrhea and Malnutrition in Botswana, 2006},
  author={T. Creek and A. Kim and L. Lu and A. Bowen and J. Masunge and W. Arvelo and Molly Smit and O. Mach and K. Legwaila and Catherine Motswere and Laurel Zaks and T. Finkbeiner and L. Povinelli and M. Maruping and Gibson Ngwaru and Goitebetswe Tebele and C. Bopp and N. Puhr and S. Johnston and A. J. Dasilva and C. Bern and R. S. Beard and M. Davis},
  journal={JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={14-19}
}
  • T. Creek, A. Kim, +20 authors M. Davis
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
  • Background:In 2006, a pediatric diarrhea outbreak occurred in Botswana, coinciding with heavy rains. Surveillance recorded a 3 times increase in cases and a 25 fold increase in deaths between January and March. Botswana has high HIV prevalence among pregnant women (33.4% in 2005), and an estimated 35% of all infants under the age of 6 months are not breastfed. Methods:We followed all children <5 years old with diarrhea in the country's second largest referral hospital at the peak of the… CONTINUE READING
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