diarrhoea


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diarrhoea

(esp US), diarrhea
frequent and copious discharge of abnormally liquid faeces
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Chicks in a brooder will move away from the heat source and will exhibit signs of heat stress (panting, drowsy, stretched wings and diarrhoea with matting around the vent).
Moreover, around half of all the diarrhoea cases reported from around the world are from four countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo and India.
Methods: A comparative study was carried out at the Liaquat University Hospital, Hyderabad, Pakistan from October 2008 to April 2009, and comprised children aged6-24 months suffering from acute diarrhoea.
Speaking at a project naunching ceremony of 'Management of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea on Revised Global Guidelines' at a local hotel he said that clean drinking water and public awareness were the most necessary steps to avoid such common diseases.
As directed by the Health Minister Shri J P Nadda to reach out to the under-five children, the timing of the programme is very critical as this is just the onset of monsoon and diarrhoea is beginning to show up.
Despite the substantially declining mortality rate from diarrhoea in developing countries, diarrhoea still accounts for approximately 11% of all mortality in children under five years of age.
The districts of Dadu, Hyderabad and Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin and Shaheed Benazirabad were the worst affected districts where the number of diarrhoea affected patients were high compared to other districts of the province.
It is a 3-year, prospective, age-stratified, matched case-control study of moderate-to-severe diarrhoea in children aged 0-59 months residing in censused populations at four sites in Africa and three in Asia.
The paediatric death toll due to diarrhoea exceeds that of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), malaria and measles combined, with Africa and South Asia accounting for 80%1 and sub-Saharan Africa 37%.
Diarrhoea is in reality as much a nutritional problem as one of fluid and electrolyte imbalance, as such, its management is inadequate unless both aspects of the condition are treated.
Despite the existence of inexpensive and efficient means of treatment, diarrhoea kills more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined, according to a report issued today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).