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Diarrhea Could Be Prevented By A Salivary Protein

Researchers have identified a protein in saliva (histatin-5) that protects the body from traveler's diarrhea. The findings, available online in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, may lead to the development of new preventive therapies for the disease. Traveler's diarrhea is an inconvenience to many in the U.S., but worldwide it could be deadly. It produces…