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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Kalsang Dolma, M.B.B.S.[2]

Overview

Insufficient data exists, but conservative estimates from the WHO suggest that 90 million cases of Shigellosis are contracted annually, with at least 100,000 of these resulting in death.[1] Amebiasis is infecting over 50 million people each year, killing about 50,000.[2]

References

  1. World Health Organization. "Diarrhoeal Diseases". Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. Byrne, Joseph Patrick (2008). Encyclopedia of Pestilence, Pandemics, and Plagues: A-M. ABC-CLIO. pp. 175–176. ISBN 0-313-34102-8.



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