Diarrhea usually with 3 or more watery , explosive stools per day when lasts for a month or more with characteristic symptoms like gas, mild abdominal cramping and fatigue, is characterized as Brainerd diarrhea .The no of stools may reach up to 20 per day , resulting in slight weight loss. It is a non contagious disease.
ccording to world health rankings diarrheal diseases rank 7th in the world causing 1,497,371 deaths. In Israel 254 deaths i.e 0.80% of deaths in the country are due to diarrheal diseases. The causative agent or organism is not yet known. According to the studies made, infection is through consumption of raw milk or unpasteurised milk, and inadequately chlorinated or untreated water.
As the causative agent is unknown there is no specific treatment. Use of variety of antimicrobial agents showed no positive results. Hence, it can only be prevented by avoiding raw milk and drinking treated water.