10 of the Most Deadliest Diseases of All Time
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- Diarrheal Diseases
Diarrhea involves passing of loose or watery stools, which usually lasts for 1-2 days. But if this condition persists for at least 4 weeks, it’s defined as chronic diarrhea and can become life threatening due to loss of electrolytes and important fluids from the body, thus resulting in dehydration. Severe diarrheal conditions have been claiming around 2.46 million lives each year, mostly children in developing countries. Depending on the cause of diarrheal illness, prevention includes hand washing to prevent the spread of viruses that can cause diarrhea, and watching what you eat and drink to avoid eating anything that is contaminated.