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Parasites in children

Diseases caused by parasites – including diarrhoeal diseases, nutritional deficiencies, malaria and intestinal infections – frequently kill children in low-income countries. In this week’s pick, which marks Global Handwashing Day on 15 October, we explore how handwashing and other methods can be used to better protect children.

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