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Nicaragua's Children Face Difficult Odds

Importance of sanitation

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Dangerous Early YearsProtecting against PneumoniaA sad memoryReaching a hospitalImportance of sanitationgetting Needed nutritionStunted growthGetting an educationworking at a young ageimproving children's chances

Importance of sanitation

One of the biggest causes of diarrheal disease is rotavirus infection, which Nicaragua began vaccination for in 2006. But basic sanitation, access to clean water and toilet facilities also plays a major role in the spread of diarrheal disease.

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