LiST: Lives Saved Tool

BMCDas, J.K. et al., Vaccines for the prevention of diarrhea due to cholera, shigella, ETEC and rotavirus, BMC Public Health, 2013. 13 Suppl 3: p. S11.


Background: Diarrhea is a leading cause of mortality in children under 5 years along with its long-term impact on growth and cognitive development. Despite advances in the understanding of diarrheal disorders and management strategies, globally nearly 750,000 children die annually as a consequence of diarrhea.  This paper looks at the possible impact of future vaccines for cholera, shigella and ETEC.  In addition this paper provides a second review and meta-analysis of the impact of rotavirus vaccine. 

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