Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 55, suppl. 4; December 15, 2012
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Diarrheal disease remains one of the top 2 causes of young child mortality in the developing world. The Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS) was designed to overcome drawbacks of earlier studies and determine the aetiology and population-based burden of paediatric diarrheal disease. GEMS data will guide investment and help prioritize strategies to mitigate the morbidity and mortality of paediatric diarrheal disease.