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Author contributions: Qadir MI designed the research; Ahmad B analyzed the data; Arshad A wrote the paper.
Correspondence to: M Imran Qadir, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, GC University, Jinnah Town, 38000 Faisalabad, Pakistan. email@example.com
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Received: January 23, 2013 Revised: May 30, 2013 Accepted: June 8, 2013 Published online: July 16, 2013
Core tip: In diarrhea and cholera, reduced water and electrolyte absorption is due to zinc deficiency. Therefore, zinc has an important role in recovery from the symptoms. The use of zinc with cholera vaccine and oral rehydration solutions has been shown to affect positive impacts in cholera and diarrhea.