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In the developing world, where treatment can be hard to access, diarrhea can be deadly. Prevention of diarrheal disease through immunization is a relatively new intervention, but is becoming an essential and lifesaving part of diarrhea control strategies. Vaccines against bacterial causes of diarrhea such as Shigella and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) are under development, and new vaccines against rotavirus are increasingly available in low-resource settings.

Learn more about prevention and treatment of diarrheal disease.