Oral Rehydration Solution Re-formulated

Jan 01, 2014


When oral rehydration solution (ORS) was first introduced in the 1970s as a simple, inexpensive, and highly effective means to reverse dehydration, the public health community was rightly convinced that the global burden of diarrheal disease would fall dramatically. Its simplicity and effectiveness made it one of the most important medical achievements of the last century. During the 1980s and 1990s, the use of ORS in treating acute diarrhea in children under age five, especially in resource-limited countries, resulted in a marked decrease in morbidity and mortality.


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