World War I Soldier Gives New Clues to Fighting Dysentery

November 7, 2014 12:34 AM

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THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- He died in war-torn France of dysentery almost a century ago, but a World War I soldier is giving today's scientists important new insights into the gastrointestinal disease.

Researchers focused on a bacterial sample retrieved from the British soldier -- Private Ernest Cable of the East Surrey Regiment -- who died in March of 1915. The scientists say their investigation could help find new ways to fight dysentery, which still kills hundreds of thousands of children young...

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