Diarrhoea: The Killer We Ignore at Our Peril

Nov 03, 2010

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The Guardian, November 2010

Rose George, author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, calls attention to the resilient scourge of diarrhoeal disease. Cholera outbreaks in disaster settings garner the most media attention, "but diarrhoea – the boring, unremarkable squits – kills 300 children every hour, and where is the uproar about that?"

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