Research Article

Zinc or Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation to Reduce Diarrhea and Respiratory Disease in South African Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Kany-Kany Angelique Luabeya,

    Affiliation: Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Somkhele, South Africa

  • Nontobeko Mpontshane,

    Affiliation: Church of Scotland Hospital, Tugela Ferry, South Africa

  • Malanie Mackay,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

  • Honorine Ward,

    Affiliation: Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts-New England Medical Centre, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

  • Inga Elson,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemical Pathology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

  • Meera Chhagan,

    Affiliations: Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

  • Andrew Tomkins,

    Affiliation: Centre for International Child Health, University of London, London, United Kingdom

  • Jan Van den Broeck,

    Affiliation: Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

  • Michael L. Bennish mail

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    Affiliation: Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Published: June 27, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000541

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