Pathogen-specific burdens of community diarrhoea in developing countries: a multisite birth cohort study (MAL-ED).

@article{PlattsMills2015PathogenspecificBO,
  title={Pathogen-specific burdens of community diarrhoea in developing countries: a multisite birth cohort study (MAL-ED).},
  author={James A Platts-Mills and S. Narasimha Rao Babji and Ladaporn Bodhidatta and Jean Gratz and Rashidul Haque and Alexandre Havt and Benjamin J. J. McCormick and Monica B McGrath and Maribel Paredes Ol{\'o}rtegui and Amidou Samie and Sadia Shakoor and Dinesh Mondal and Ila Fernanda Nunes Lima and Dinesh Hariraju and Bishnu B Rayamajhi and Shahida M. Qureshi and Furqan Kabir and Pablo Pe{\~n}ataro Yori and Brenda Mufamadi and Caroline Amour and Joseph D. Carreon and Stephanie A. Richard and Dennis R. Lang and Pascal O Bessong and Esto Mduma and Tahmeed Ahmed and Aldo A. M. Lima and Carl J Mason and Anita K. M. Zaidi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta and Margaret N. Kosek and Richard Littleton Guerrant and Michael Gottlieb and Mark Andrew Miller and Gagandeep Kang and Eric R Houpt},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 9},
  pages={e564-75}
}
BACKGROUND Most studies of the causes of diarrhoea in low-income and middle-income countries have looked at severe disease in people presenting for care, and there are few estimates of pathogen-specific diarrhoea burdens in the community. METHODS We undertook a birth cohort study with not only intensive community surveillance for diarrhoea but also routine collection of non-diarrhoeal stools from eight sites in South America, Africa, and Asia. We enrolled children within 17 days of birth, and… CONTINUE READING
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