Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 17th, 2006
According to a study from the United States and Kenya, "Diarrhea is a major cause of preventable illness in sub-Saharan Africa. Although most cases of bacterial gastroenteritis do not require antimicrobial treatment, antimicrobial use is widespread. We examined the bacterial causes of diarrhea and monitored antimicrobial susceptibilities of isolates through clinic-based surveillance in a rural Kenyan community."
"From May 1997 through April 2003, diarrheal stool samples from persons...
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