Diarrhoea kills over a million over-fives each year

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A la frontière du sahel, au sud-est de Kano, les enfants d’un petit village viennent puiser de l’eau – Nigeria © AFP/DERRICK CEYRAC

Diarrhoea kills three times more over-five-year-olds in Africa and South-East Asia than previously thought, new research finds.

Some 1.15 million over-fives — thought to be mostly adolescents and the elderly — are dying in these regions each year from diarrhoeal diseases, according to the research, commissioned by the WHO. Until now the death toll estimate for these regions came to 380,000

Science and Development Network

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