One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dysentery caused by infection of the intestines by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica, mostly in warm climates, and spread by contaminated food and water.
- ‘The danger of an amebic dysentery is involvement of the liver, and can lead to hepatitis, cysts and abscesses.’
- ‘You're less likely to get amebic dysentery in these countries if you take precautions such as avoiding tap water or unpasteurized milk or dairy products.’
- ‘Of the foodborne and waterborne diseases, bacillary and amebic dysenteries are common and hepatitis A is reported, particularly in the northern islands.’
- ‘These are particularly helpful for treating amebic dysentery, as well as other bacterial forms of diarrhea.’
- ‘The incubation period for amebic dysentery is usually 1-4 weeks, but may be shorter or substantially longer.’
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