Showing posts with label Amoebic Dysentery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amoebic Dysentery. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2013

What is Amoebic Dysentery

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Amoebic dysentery is an intestinal illness associated with stomach pain, bloody stools, and fever. This condition can be treated.

Causes

Amoebic dysentery is caused by a parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. You may develop amoebic dysentery if you:
  • Put something in your mouth that has touched the stool of a person infected with E histolytica
  • Swallow water or food that has been contaminated with E histolytica
  • Touch cysts (eggs) from E histolytica -contaminated surfaces and bring them to your