Diarrhoea pathogens set to flourish as cities expand

Published on
December 16, 2015

Every year diarrhoea kills around 760,000 children under five. It is the leading cause of malnutrition in children and the second leading cause of death. And yet it is totally preventable.

Now research shows that the problem is likely to become significantly worse in developing countries over the coming decades, as population growth and urbanization increase pressure on sanitation systems, helping the pathogens responsible for diarrhoea to flourish.

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