Zinc Treatment for 5 or 10 Days Is Equally Efficacious in Preventing Diarrhea in the Subsequent 3 Months among Bangladeshi Children

Summary: This article, published in the Journal of Nutrition in January 2011, documents a community trial in rural Bangladesh to compare the efficacy of five- and ten-day courses of zinc therapy on the incidence and duration of diarrhea over the subsequent follow-up after initial treatment for an acute childhood diarrheal episode.