The average person living in the United States experiences 1-2 episodes of diarrhea yearly. Diarrhea is usually viewed as no more than a minor discomfort, since it is seldom fatal in developed countries with adequate hygiene and sanitation. However, in developing countries, people suffer from 15-20 episodes yearly. In Asia, Africa and Latin America, diarrhea claims the lives of 12,600 children every day.[1,2]
US Pharmacist. 2000;25(11) © 2000 Jobson Publishing
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