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Erratum to: Systematic review of diarrhea duration and severity in children and adults in low- and middle-income countries

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The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2012 12:276

After the publication of this work [1], we became aware that we had incorrectly cited the number of diarrhea cases for 2005 among individuals 5–15 years and ≥ 16 years reported by Fischer Walker et al. [2]. We estimate that of the 2.115 billion episodes of diarrhea among individuals ≥ 16 years in 2005 [2], 2.009 billion episodes were mild (95%); 104.7 million were moderate (4.95%); and 1.1 million were severe (0.05%). Of the estimated 699.2 million diarrhea episodes among children 5–15 years of age in 2005 [2], an estimated 664.2 million were mild (95%); 34.6 million were moderate (4.95%); and 350,000 were severe (0.05%).

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    Lamberti LM, Fischer Walker CL, Black RE: Systematic review of diarrhea duration and severity in children and adults in low- and middle-income countries. BMC Public Health. 2012, 12: 276-10.1186/1471-2458-12-276.

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    Fischer-Walker CL, Black RE: Diarrhoea morbidity and mortality in older children, adolescents, and adults. Epidemiol Infect. 2010, 138 (9): 1215-1226. 10.1017/S0950268810000592.

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Lamberti, L.M., Walker, C.L.F. & Black, R.E. Erratum to: Systematic review of diarrhea duration and severity in children and adults in low- and middle-income countries. BMC Public Health 12, 832 (2012) doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-832

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